Vernicious Knids

Random musings and snapshots about life, love, travel and everything in between...

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Ancient Vs. Modern:

Tokyo is a wondrous contrast of old and new...


A lovely stone lantern and the flashy windows of the Loewe store in Omotesando.


A shrine dwarfed by surrounding mansions and advertising in Harajuku.

Which do you prefer; old or new?

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21 Comments:

  • At 3:20 pm, Blogger Bearette24 said…

    i guess the old, but the combination is fun.

     
  • At 3:28 pm, Blogger meggie said…

    I think I prefer the old too!
    They somehow look ill at ease together, dont they.

     
  • At 4:24 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Bearette: I definitely have fun looking for these kinds of combinations!

    Meggie: Maybe I've been here for too long as I find they blend together quite well!

     
  • At 9:11 pm, Blogger nutmeg said…

    Hi VK - I'm back. Just!

    I have to say I am a bit partial to them residing near each other as well. At least the old and new are separate buildings. In Sydney there is that trend, usually quite badly done, of having the old building gutted then a new portion added on top. Some of the combinations are atrocious. I will have to take some pictures for you next time I'm in the city.

     
  • At 10:56 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Nutmeg: Glad you're feeling better! I'd like to see pics of that...I can't seem to recall that particular atrocity...perhaps that's a good thing?!

     
  • At 1:03 am, Blogger Stepherz said…

    Maybe I can't see the forest through the trees, but they both look so modern to me. Busy cities scare me. I'd love to visit Japan, but I'd hurry into the country (unless I had money to shop, then I could cope with the crowds and modernism).

     
  • At 2:55 am, Blogger Carmi said…

    What a cool environment! I wish I could explore it first-hand. Until then, I've got your great images!

     
  • At 9:39 am, Blogger Star said…

    I got to visit Japan twice. I was amazed at how closely the old and the new co-exist.

     
  • At 12:34 am, Blogger Elsa said…

    I love the pics and love the juxtaposition of the old and new. I like them both and think it's wonderful that they co-exist.

     
  • At 4:01 am, Blogger Amy said…

    I like the combination of the two...reminds me a lot of Shanghai.

     
  • At 1:56 pm, Blogger h&b said…

    Old ...

    BUT .. as long as the old is preserved, a bit of new tickles my fancy also.

    Visiting buildings is one of my favourite 'visiting other cities' pastimes.

    Awesome

     
  • At 2:20 pm, Blogger Louise said…

    The mix of old and new is one of the major reasons I like living in Shanghai- also there is a mix of old and new cultures that I'm sure you have too- for example, Armani on on corner with the alley running behind selling live eels and frogs in buckets to cook for dinner. Or a girl with an Evian bottle in one hand and a street roasted sweet potato in the other. Love it!

     
  • At 11:16 am, Blogger Caro said…

    I LOVE old stuff.

    But technology wise, I'm all for the new.

     
  • At 11:10 pm, Blogger Alex, Chiyo & Hiroki said…

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  • At 5:49 am, Blogger My float said…

    Hmm. Old I think because of all the stories that go with it. But new can be very "clean"!

     
  • At 5:49 am, Blogger My float said…

    Hmm. Old I think because of all the stories that go with it. But new can be very "clean"!

     
  • At 1:12 pm, Blogger traveller one said…

    Hellooooooooooooooo.....

    Just wondering where you are?????

    Come on back to your BLOG-- It misses you!

     
  • At 1:27 am, Blogger ribbiticus said…

    maybe it's the romantic in me but i rather prefer the old. such great history and culture should be preserved. ;)

     
  • At 5:04 pm, Blogger nutmeg said…

    Where are you VK? I miss your wit and wisdom and all things Japanese. Hope all is OK.

     
  • At 8:15 am, Blogger h&b said…

    Nutmeg has the same idea as me.
    I'm here wondering *where you are*

    ??

     
  • At 5:56 pm, Blogger meggie said…

    Yes where the hell are you???
    Are you ok???
    We miss you!!

     

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