Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Lights. City Lights.

It is getting dark very early here and the sun is completely gone shortly after 5pm. So I decided to go and see if I could find some more areas decorated for Christmas.

This was a light show set to music. I have a video but it is uploading to YouTube very slowly so I will link to it later.

Since I was very close to Mori Tower (a large office tower that has bars, restaurants, stores, a theatre, an art museum, and an observation floor) I decided to go up to the observation deck. I visited Mori Tower during my previous trip but found it difficult to take night photos of the city lights because of reflections in the glass windows. However, since that time they have added an outdoor observation deck. I headed up to find the observation floor had the same problem with reflections in the glass but the outdoor observation deck was perfect. There was no glass surrounding it. In fact it was simply a walkway around the helicopter pad on the roof of the building.

They are building another tower in Tokyo called Tokyo Sky Tree. You can just make it out in the distance. When completed it will stand 643 metres, 90 metres taller than the CN Tower.

More photos can be found in my Flickr photo album.