05 January 2009

Y is for Yokohama...

Yokohama, the city where is I live is one of Japan's oldest port cities. It is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Opening of the Port of Yokohama this year!

Allow me to give you a quick tour around this charming big city.

The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, one of the oldest buildings here that is made of thousands of red bricks! The inside of the warehouse has been converted into a cultural hall, shopping boutiques, restaurants and novelty shops.

The imposing Landmark Tower, Yokohama's famous landmark.

Wanna go for a roller coaster ride? It goes down under a dark passage. Eerie and exciting!

The Giant Ferris Wheel and Cosmo Clock at Cosmo World in Minato Mirai

A View of the bay and beyond in Minato Mirai. Can you see the Marine Tower ahead? This photo was taken last year when I was only a few weeks pregnant.

The Nippon-Maru (the Sail Training Ship) at night in Minato Mirai.

A night view of Minato Mirai area.

The Yokohama Landmark Tower at night.

The penguins in Zoorasia (Yokohama Zoological Gardens) - a zoological park dedicated to the display and preservation of endangered species.

The beautiful Yamashita Park on a fine Spring day.

Flowers bloom in Spring! This is one of the flower exhibition beds in Yamashita Park showcasing the beautiful spring flowers of Japan. Each spring, various landscapers and gardeners participate in this event and display their best spring produce in a very colorful and wonderful mix of flowers and greens!

This is very typical scene in Yamashita Park especially on fine days such as this... People from all ages come to the park to paint and capture the beautiful scenery, even dogs tag along!

A View of the Port at Yamashita Park.

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Happy Wednesday everyone!