Entries by Calendar

December 2008
M T W T F S S
« Nov   Jan »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Visitors from 2010

free counters

Let there be light

Tomo came down to Nagoya for a short weekend and we decided to go to the Kobe ルミナリエ (illumination, or Christmas lights). Tomo has been before, and we thought it would be fun to run down there on the train, catch the lights, and head back to Nagoya because we had some things we were trying to accomplish. It seems everyone else was trying to visit the illumination as well because the queue was incredibly long.

Here the crowd sweeps back on itself.

Oh, the humanity.

And here it just seems to go on, and on, and on.

Oh, the humanity.

And the sign really says about 90 minutes from here. And I do believe it was close to 90 minutes from that point.

Only 90 minutes from here

 

Fortunately, along the way, there was a little bit of a pre-show with well lit streets and department stores.

Daimaru department store in Motomachi

 

Only 90 minutes from here

We were fortunate to even get a little bit of Engrish along the way. Maybe Flench is a more appropriate title instead of English. I’ve never been to a place called “Tooth Tooth” in France. Tomo noted that it looked more like a “Salon Dethe” instead of “Salon de The.” I guess you have to watch your spaces.

What kind of Patisserie?  What kind of Cafe?

 

We finally got there though, and the show was pretty spectacular.

 

The view is better up high

I found the glow from all the cameras to be a show itself. And it seems most of those are from cell phones. Japanese LOVE cell phone cameras!

The electronic glow

 

Tomo didn’t mind taking pictures, nor did other visitors.

Tomo taking a picture

 

Just the right picture

 

I enjoyed the reflection off the Louis Vuitton shop.

Louis Vuitton

 

Here is what everyone came for:

ルミナリエ

 

ルミナリエ

 

ルミナリエ

 

ルミナリエ

2 comments to Let there be light

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>