Friday, May 1, 2020

Golden Week

Golden Week, finally. With so much going on so far this year I was really looking forward to a break. I will try to enjoy the holidays while being mindful of the current situation. Thankfully driving around alone is harmless, so I started my day with a morning cruise around the bay.

This is by far one of my favorite areas of the city: the skyline from Rainbow Bridge is incredible and you really get a feeling of what makes Tokyo so special when it comes to roads and urban design.

The asphalt is incredible, so smooth; nothing beats the feeling of cruising in 4th gear, playing with the torque band around 3,000 rpm while the chassis is rolling effortlessly through the bends and progressive changes of elevation.

After a quick lunch I decided to visit my old neighborhood in Setagaya, where I lived in when I first moved to Tokyo. 

While my apartment was a lot more modest than most houses, this is a residential area with an incredible mix of designer’s architecture, nature and traditional Japan.

Hard to believe that it’s just 5 minutes away from that madness that is Shibuya. I picked up a latte to go at a new coffee place before jumping back in the Fairlady.

After cruising around the C1 for the best part of one hour I headed towards one of my favorite spots in the wharf area for some photos.

The weather was just perfect, it was properly hot and you could almost smell summer in the air. Who knows, this could be the turning point that we are all waiting for.

Thank you for stopping by today; stay safe.

Until next time.

2 comments:

  1. stunning photos as always. you are really living a dream life

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed the photos! I’m not sure if I’d call it a “dream life” though haha : )

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