First up is a space that epitomizes what I’m talking about:
This one seems sadly underutilized and a bit messy
Next we have a space looking like maybe it’s under construction:
Now we’re back into the better appointed spaces. This one says, “Party!”
Hard to see in this picture but there is a fence done up in green to keep people from the next building spying:
Here we have a more utilitarian patio:
This one reminds me of a boat with all the aquamarine and metal ladders:
When I shopped for housing in Tokyo five (!!!) years ago I wanted a place with a space like these in an older building. What I got was one of the best views of Tokyo from a high rise away from the city. I would not have chosen any differently. I still dream about that apartment on a regular basis.
H/t to the iOS camera app Obscura. The focus control made these pictures through the dirty window and screen possible. Maybe you can play with focus in the stock camera app, but I haven’t found out how.
Virtual repeat this morning. Western eyes will be familiar with all. The bowl is a mushroom broccoli congee. But check this out!
That, Dear Friends, is a slice of honest-to-God,￼ absolutely real processed fake cheese, perfect for my breakfast sandwich needs. If only I had some of the rolls this morning and not the sweet wheat bread and croissant I’m saddled with. So it goes.
My meal includes “The Original Milk since 1964″ (I thought it would be older), so I got that going for me.
The MVP of my forced isolation is this guy:
They do not provide knives here. Thankfully I nabbed this dude from my Delta flight. I have another one in my kit but this one is better.