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Osaka Bridges

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Bridges over the Yodogawa (淀川)

Today’s photo is my random, desktop image of the day. I started looking at it in more detail and came to a strange discovery.

The three bridges on the right are obviously train bridges, the Hankyu Kobe (阪急神戸本線) and Hankyu Kyoto Lines (阪急京都本線) to be exact. In between is an automobile bridge, part of National Route 176 (国道176号). But the bridge on the left was a mystery. Nothing is on it. In fact, it doesn’t seem to be a road at all. Upon closer inspection I could see that it merely connects the two buildings on either side of the river. I dug deeper and discovered that the building on the other side of the river is an NTT building (NTT西日本淀川ビル). So I’m guessing that inside this bridge are a bunch of cables for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone.

Osaka Castle

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Osaka Castle

Northern panorama from Umeda Sky Building

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6-photo photomerge of Osaka, Japan and the Yodo River

Today’s photo was taken just after a big storm. In fact, the observation deck in the Umeda Sky Building was closed due to lighting strikes in the area just before reopening in time for me to grab this image.

Osaka Castle gate

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Aoyamon (Osaka Castle Gate, Japan)

This week a group of American football players from Osaka, Japan descended on my current hometown of Ashland, Oregon. On Friday they will play a football game against the local high school team. Anyway, two of the players were over my house today. I thought they would be from Osaka, but neither were. One was from Kobe and other from Shiga. To (sort of) commemorate their visit, today’s photos are from Osaka, between Kobe and Shiga.

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Aoyamon sign

Umeda Sky Building

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A reverse angle from this prior shot.

Osaka nightscape

osaka nightscape

Osaka after dark

My random, desktop image of the day is this one from the top of the Umeda Sky Building. This place offers night views for a fee, but you’ll be better off going up with a lover than a camera as most of the views are partially obscured by fencing (as you can see in the bottom of this photo if you look closely) or building parts.