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The Nakagin Capsule Tower part 3

The final post from me on the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo this time it’s from the surrounding area.

I know there is a lot of pressure for the Nakagin Capsule Tower to be pulled down and a new building to be put up and replaced and I do understand that there are market forces involved but it would be a real shame that such a iconic building would be lost to future generations. 

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Nakagin Capsule Tower building outside
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The Ken Fox Troupe and The Wall Of Death

I was fortunate  enough to come across the Ken Fox troupes Wall of Death at the 2015’s Bristol Volksfest and seeing as I have never seen a wall of death performance before I thought it would be interesting to see. 

There was some great riding skills on show and it was all very entertaining and it looked like they were all enjoying what they were doing and the crowd were all appreciative of their efforts on putting on such a good show and to be honest I thought it was really great and it completed an already great weekend. 

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Tools of the trade
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Looking down in anticipation
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The show starts
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Hands free
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Just taking it easy
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Just standing around
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Catch me if you can
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Out for a spin
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How close
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calm and relaxed

Pinstriping

By chance I bumped into Paul Dorrington from Tootall pinstriping at this years Volksfest at Washingpool Farm in Easter Compton just outside of Bristol.

I only had a short time to spend with him but managed to take a few photos of him working on a car great painting  skills.

I found it very calming to watch him work and could have stayed a lot longer a real shame  I just didn’t have the time ……

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The Secret Hideaway of a Tourist Boat

 

While exploring Tokyo I came across this little area that had loads of boats used for tourist and fishing moored up in I think Shiba, Minato City. I had a very pleasant half hour exploring around the boats and how the old and new worked well together with motorway and trains all around it and above, as well as factories and peoples houses and even though the area was very busy it felt very calm and peaceful!

 

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Motorway

Bristol Harbour and Big Crazy Flyboarding pt 2

Big Crazy Flyboarding where at this years harbour festival.

I managed to make the Sunday performance down in Bristol docks and this time the guys had 3 flyboards on the go, making it quite impressive to watch and I think a big favorite of the crowds that saw the performances over the weekend.

Hopefully flyboading will become a regular event at the harbour festival in the coming years.

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