Saturday, October 07, 2006

Blue-skying a shaded bridge

The modern-day Nihonbashi (literally "Japan Bridge") is a stone bridge built in 1911 to replace the original wooden bridge, which was built in 1603 and prominently featured in the ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Today, the poor bridge is covered by an eight-lane freeway overpass, but plans are in the works to possibly replace the overpass with underground roads and restore blue sky to Nihonbashi.



This used to look like...



...this.


—Mellow Monk


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