Saturday, March 26, 2011

Canal City (outside)

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I post a lot on shrines, temples, and churches, but far more important to many contemporary Japanese are Cathedrals to Consumption!

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Canal City in Hakata is one.

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There are hotels, entertainment complex, restaurants, and more than 200 retail establishments.

But not one single place to buy a battery for my camera!!

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It was designed by the Jerde Partnership who focus on creating "spaces" for people to meet rather than buildings per se. They are currently redesigning my hometowns city centre (Coventry)

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Drawing inspiration from the canyonlands of the American Southwest, that is more apparent from the photos shot inside which I will post later.

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6 comments:

  1. Nice to see some good pictures from Japan. Good luck and strength.

    Filip

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  2. next time you're in Osaka you'll have to check out Namba Parks, also done by Jerde

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  3. Hey Wes
    been there...... at some point down the line I will post on it

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  4. thanks Jake. I always knew you'd be one step ahead of everyone else. I might head up to Daisen and Sanbe during Golden Week.

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  5. going to post some shots from the top of sanbe in a week or so....

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