A woman with a white umbrella was walking alone beside the JR tracks

White umbrella walking by the railroad tracks
Shot in Shibuya, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The platforms of the Yamanote Line are elevated in both Shibuya and Ebisu, so I assumed that the Yamanote Line runs on an elevated tracks all the way between Shibuya and Ebisu stations, but I was wrong. Although I was not aware of it, the line was running on the ground not far from Shibuya Station.

When I stopped on the Sarugaku-bashi bridge on Hachiman-dori heading to Daikanyama and looked down, I could clearly see the JR tracks running on the ground. It is about 500 meters from Shibuya station to Sarugakubashi bridge. The tracks that were elevated at Shibuya station just a few minutes ago have moved to the surface between here and there. It may be that Shibuya is just a valley, as the name suggests, and the tracks themselves are not so inclined.

When I'm on a train, unless I'm on a mountain train, I don't care whether I'm going up or down, nor do I care. On the contrary, if I did, I would feel like I was on a roller coaster and would get drunk. Nevertheless, when I stopped to think about it while looking at the terrain, I was reminded of the fact that the train goes up and down according to the terrain.

日本語
Nov 2021 IN THE CITY TOKYO

Where is Sarugaku-bashi Bridge?

PHOTO DATA

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12101

Shooting Date

Sep 2021

Posted On

November 25, 2021

Place

Shibuya, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

RICOH GR III

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