The escalator was working silently in the darkness

Escalator in the darkness
Escalator in the darkness
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There used to be a railroad station in Shiodome. It was the Old Shimbashi Station. From here, Japan's first railroad line ran to Sakuragicho in Yokohama. Today, however, there is no trace of the station. A monument stands on the site, but the area is now covered with high-rise buildings. Although there is an SL train in front of the current Shimbashi Station, giving the impression that it is the birthplace of the railroad, the first railroad station was actually located in what is now called Shiodome. The current Shimbashi Station was called Karasumori Station until 1914, and was a different station.

I had business in Shiodome that day, so I took the subway to Shiodome. It was still early in the morning, so the underground passageways, where many people walk in the daytime, were deserted. The passageways were dimly lit and the entrances to the high-rise buildings were still closed. Only the directories and escalators were shining brightly in the dimly lit underground passageway. The escalator leading to the ground floor had glowing edges and looked a bit divine. As I gazed at it, I felt as if the escalator was an escape route from the dark underworld to the peaceful ground level. Guided by the light, I headed toward the ground floor.

日本語
Apr 2020 IN THE CITY TOKYO

PHOTO DATA

No

11497

Shooting Date

Nov 2019

Posted On

April 21, 2020

Modified On

September 5, 2023

Place

Siodome, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

RICOH GR III

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