Monday, November 29, 2010

Hanshin Expressway - MukogawaIC Loop

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The Mukogawa off ramp on the Hanshin Expressway is one of the most elegant pieces of urban infrastructure in Kansai. Driving it is boring, but looking at it from below is breathtaking. A large loop towering over the local community center, park, and a few houses.

The expressway traveling down the narrow coastal plain between the mountains and Osaka bay offers a great view of how this area has been developed. Typically congested, it allows the driver to take in some of the scenery while waiting in bumper to bumper traffic.

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I grabbed this shot while driving towards Kobe around 4pm. The sky was just incredible.

3 comments:

Eryl said...

Wow, I love peeling paint.

Were you going to get beef?

David said...

Nope, just going to hang out with a friend who lives on the other side of Kobe.

I use to live where the beef comes from, Sanda.

angryparsnip said...

I love the photos !
at first I thought I saw landscapes in tile work (would not put it pass them to do something like that) but then I realize it was something else.

Love that sunset photo Fabulous !

cheers, parsnip