Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hello Tokyo 1+2

Tokyo Day 1
Louise Bourgeois
Tokyo
Ramen Ippudo
Ramen Tokyo
Tokyo
Tokyo
Tokyo Omotesando
Tokyo Shibuya

On my way back from Germany to Sydney I had the chance to stop over in Tokyo for a couple of days to work from there and also explore the city which I wanted visit for a long time and about which I have heard so many great things.
I had the afternoons and the weekend to explore this amazing place and could still fill weeks to see more lovely corners, places and shops and most of all eat the great food.
The weather was quiet cold but I was lucky and always had a sunny and blue sky above me. Prepared with layers of warm clothes, mittens, woolen scarf, hat and two cameras was I exploring a few of the many suburbs here in Tokyo.
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After I landed on Wednesday I went straight to work and was blown away by the view I had from the 28th floor in the office. I just couldn't see an end of the city.
I was pretty tired from my flight so all I managed to do after this day was to get a great bowl of ramen soup at a place I got recommended by a local, it was soo simple but delicious - real soul food.

I will soon show you more images and also hope I get my analog photos quickly developed as soon as I will be back in Sydney. (Sad thing was that the good old pentax was acting a bit weirdly fingers crossed that the images turn out ok - especially from today which was the nicest day I had here in Tokyo especially because I spend it with the wonderful Hiki who showed me her favorite places here in Tokyo.

To be continued :)

Maria

19 comments :

Ana said...

That ramen soup looks amazing. Looking forward to see more pics! :)

Marion said...

So great you met Hiki !

Lisa said...

I once saw the giant spider from Louise Bourgois in my hometown here in Belgium. There's probably more than one spider, but you seeing it in Tokyo and me seeing it here on your blog in turn, makes the world feel like such a small place : )

luise said...

Ich erhole mich zwar gerade erst von meinem letzten Städtetrip, aber der nächste könnte nach Tokio gehen.
Mehr Bilder bitte!

P R I M O E Z A said...

looks so good.

Lucent Imagery said...

I am excited to see the rest of your photos from this trip. I adore your photo of the business with pot plants outside it. Through Hello Sandwich I have fallen in love with their casual way of placing pot plants everywhere. Gorgeous.

Kate said...

So happy you got to go, Maria! Looks amazing - bringing back lots of memories.
Can't wait to see the rest, too!

Belinda [simple things] said...

Lovely, Maria. I can't wait to see what else you discovered in Tokyo.

MANDY said...

All looks so wonderful, especially the Louise Bourgois spider !!!

Christoph said...

Die Spinne habe ich im Juni in Zürich gesehen...die kommt ja ganz schön rum in der Welt :-).

Irene said...

Oh! Ich träume schon ewig von dieser Stadt. Ich bin schon gespannt auf deine weiteren Fotos :)

lara said...

I love this Tokio pictures. So I have a present for you
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small caps said...

Ja, die Spinne von Louise Bourgeois ist echt überall. Habe sie in San Francisco in der Cafeteria des MoMa gesehen, fand sie ganz schön eklig. Also die Spinne. Mehr Bilder bitte!

studio meez said...

Luck you! I'm so going to Tokyo now.
Beautiful pictures!

Linda said...

I love how you portraited Tokyo!
I have never been there but it's my most wished trip, and looking at this beautiful pictures made me feel like I was there...

Lisa said...

Yay! Tokyo is my favourite city.

hiki said...

these are all so wonderful maria!
the first photo especially is amazing...! it feels a little strange to see all the tokyo shots on your blog, just like how it felt a little strange walking around the tokyo streets with you ;)
unlike last week, this week has been freeeezing here!! (it rained heavily too)

Johanna Tagada said...

Oh you lucky one! I hope to go there in 2012 as well, btw best wishes for 2012!

xxx

kristina - no penny for them said...

how i would have loved to join you for that ramen soup! and how wonderful you were able to meet up with hiki.