Nice to see the old forms of transportation on the streets of Yokohama. These tree lined avenues are really nice as well. Almost like a European city in atmosphere. Very different to Tokyo.
Yamashita Koen and the well known Hikawa Maru in the background. Beautiful day out.
The park area of Yamashita Koen is laid out in sections. This area is a sunken garden which I think used to be a small boating pond back around 150 years ago when Yokohama Port was opening up to the West.
You can see some of the Minato Mirai buildings in the background here across the park.
Great atmosphere in the park. Plenty of chance to take photos.
Lots of folks just strolling or taking photos made for a perfect relaxing weekend.
The date here reads 1986 on this Edinburgh made wheel. Anyone know the history behind this? I am guessing there is a story that goes back many more years.
The benches in Yamashita Koen are normally packed with people taking a rest and enjoying the scenery. At night time, couples take over the seated area.
The grassy areas overflowed with people too.
Look closely and you can see this is not a dog, but a rabbit. Yes, even rabbits need to be taken out for a stretch of the legs every now and then.
The Spring Fair flower festival is on at the moment, so a number of flower displays have been set up in the park.
These flowers were simple but looked great in the park giving the concrete a softer touch.
Great place to share a beer, or maybe some Nihonshu.
A peak of the boat behind the flowers. Just testing out some DOF here with the 85mm lens.
The focus got a bit too distant on this shot, but I was trying to capture the シャボン玉, bubbles in the background.
Looks like Gachapin is peaking out of the tub by the flowers.