Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - Japan After People

I have another list courtesy of Pink Tentacle.  I hope you enjoy. These post-apocalyptic images struck me as eerily beatiful. Click to enlarge.

1. The Rainbow Bridge - note the ship at the bottom left to give you a scope of the scene


2. The iconic International Conference Center at Tokyo's popularly termed "Big Sight"


3. Kabuki-za Theater, Ginza - I like the storm clouds


4. Sofmap building in Akihabara - this building might be the headquarters for the retail computer store, either way it looks cool under snow-covered vegetation


5. Haneda Airport - this curving horizon is spectacular



6. Akihabara - what a stunning night sky


7. Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka - now that's a leaning tower


8. Osaka street scene - I can't stop thinking of that show, "Life After People" and its great narrative


9. Hato Bus - the blue sky makes a great contrast with the other images


10. Ueno - I don't know what we're looking at exactly, the train station, perhaps; the sun beams are amazingly depicted, though


11. Wako Building, Ginza - the artist's decision to leave the car untouched is genius


12. Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Asakusa - the colors here really catch the eye


13. Shinjuku Skyline - this just blew me away; it's actually how the Pink Tentaccle pictorial kicked off (you can find it here, by the way: Post-Apocalyptic Tokyo



16 comments:

  1. Hmm, these pictures fire up the imagination. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wonderful illustrations!

    Have a great Thursday!
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  3. Interesting artwork!

    *hugs*
    Paige

    My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love that show (Life After People) because it gives me hope for the planet once we've worn out our welcome and disappeared. I like to think that the damage we're doing isn't permanent for the planet, just for our habitation (does that make sense? LOL!).

    Happy TT! :)

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  5. They really are eerily beautiful.

    #3 make a great Halloween graphic. :)

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  6. Awesome artwork! Thanks for sharing those!

    Happy T13!

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  7. Very kewl artwork. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy T13!

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  8. Wow! That is some awesome artwork!!!

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  9. Wow, these were astonishing. I loved them though they made me a little sad.

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  10. These do remind me of Life AFte rPeople. I wastched that show religiously to get ideas for my series that takes place in a future without technology and a greatly reduced population.

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  11. Those are as beautiful as they are haunting. Thanks for sharing them!

    Happy TT,

    ~Xakara
    13 Lessons If You Ever Find Yourself In A Horror Movie

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  12. Once again, you've posted something new (to me) and impressive.

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  13. #3 is my favorite...I luv the intensity and the movement of the clouds.

    Can you say "ominously intriquing"?

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  14. Some eerie and interesting work.

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  15. These are fascinating. They're both eerie and beautiful at the same time.

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