I took a trip to Yokohama yesterday. There are many places being redeveloped and the old railroad tracks and bridges and storage warehouses have been preserved as part of the new landscape in the Minato Mirai area.
It is great to see so many people out enjoying the area and being able to see historical items in the opening rather than just in museums.
Here are a few of my favorite shots. I will be putting up more photos in the wide format Feature Photo area later today or tomorrow.
This is my favorite shot of the railroads. These old tracks were discovered during the redevelopment and it was decided to feature them in this glass case. It is great to see the young boy walking along them quite seriously. There is no way he would know the history of these rails, yet he enjoys them anyway.
The Aka Renga, red brick warehouses are one of the very popular buildings in the Minato Mirai redevelopment area. They contain boutique shops with fashion, souvenirs and hand made goods. Plenty of places to eat also make this a popular destination.
This is a great use of old stock, as it were. The reworking of old lines to create new, modern bridges is a simple, yet irresistible feature. And like you, I love that they’ve showcased the lines under the glass: it looks pretty spectacular too!
best of the old and new 🙂
Huh?! That’s my fave walk in Yokohama. Start at the high garden/park, walk down to the where the tourist boats are, then along the wooden boardwalk past the old birck warehouses & back to the train station. I’ve walked it many times but never realized part of it used to be an old railway! Thanks for that tidbit of info!!
no better place for a quiet stroll 🙂