The improvement work on Yokohama station, which had seemed to go on forever, was over before I knew it, and the west exit had changed drastically. A large shopping mall had been built right above the station.
After exiting the JR ticket gates, I walked up a few stairs to the exit, where I found a large atrium with an escalator extending upward. Not knowing what was up ahead, I took the escalator to the top and ascended. I glanced around and saw that there were many fashionable stores that I had no connection with. That's not important at this point. I wanted to look down on the atrium from the upper floors.
I went up a few floors and looked down through the railing. I could see small people milling about down below, some riding the escalators, others resting on benches. I used to meet up with my friends when I was in high school around the spot where I looked down from here, but there were no vestiges of that time anywhere. It seemed to have completely changed into a different place.
|Jun 2021 IN THE CITY KANAGAWA|
|ESCALATOR STATION YOKOHAMA|
June 19, 2021
RICOH GR III