Friday, February 19, 2010

Architecture in Izumi-cho

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Izumi-cho in Suginami-ku. It's famous for... well... I guess this weird ass building.

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Yeah, that's a Pegasus built into the roof. Seriously, unless you are looking for obscure ramen shops, there is no way you would ever go down this street.

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It's right off of route 20, which is this major street that goes from Tokyo out west a few hundred kilometers. Who knows what mysteries lie just off the congested streets of the city.

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I guess this is what happens with the real estate in Tokyo is worth more than a Ferrari per square meter. Of course, that bubble burst many many years ago.

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How many girls would get cold feet if you brought them back to this door? Or maybe this was someone's dream pad. All kinds of bling going on here.

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No idea. Looks like some sort of... button pedestal?

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The stairs to the button pedestal room.

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Art!

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In a land where most people don't want to live in anything other than a brand new disposable house, it's good to know that wierd shit is still out there.

3 comments:

Will said...

That stone fishy thing is one of the scariest things I've ever seen...

DoubleHappiness said...

The button pedestal may well be a fingerprint scanner...

SusieTron FiveThousand said...

This place is really neat! Love the stairs that lead to the button pedestal room.