Around Ryogoku, the Sobu Line runs on elevated tracks. There are some parking lots and stores under the elevated tracks, but the empty areas are simply concrete, like a wall dividing the city. To put it bluntly, it looks like a wall that used to divide Berlin into east and west. Perhaps the people who maintain the wall also feel that it is bleak, but the concrete walls are painted with colors and pictures. I could feel their efforts to make this place as bright as possible.
However, no matter how bright the colors or how bright the pictures, concrete is still concrete, and I don't want to walk around after dark because it's scary to see innocent smiles floating in the dark. And if I were to shout out, the sound of the train might drown me out.
Shadows were clearly cast on the wall. Between the shadows, the strong midday sun seemed to indicate that the light blue paint on the wall was peeling off.
|Dec 2021 PEOPLE TOKYO|
|PEDESTRIAN RYOGOKU SHADOW WALL WOMAN|
December 12, 2021
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS LOXIA 2/35