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stumpy bits

In Osaka, the old and the new merge with a clever subtlety that most city dwellers fail to see.

Take this typical Osaka scene as a perfect example. Gaze in awe at how the trees, with their lopped-off branches and hacked off stumpy bits, blend harmoniously with the modern telecommunication wires that dangle elegantly from their trunk-like posts. Technology and nature co-exist peacefully like a chocolate flake in an ice cream, gently softening in the summer sun.

It's a wonder how the city's architects managed to create something so exquisite and delightful. It was no accident, that's for sure.


Elegantly dangling.


Harmoniously blending.


An ice cream.
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On Monday, 13 March, 2006, Blogger Marie said:

All it needs are christmas lights!
I love your blog!  



On Wednesday, 15 March, 2006, Blogger Dotty said:

Suddenly, the main reason to visit Japan is for the state-of-the-art electronics, rather than the industrialised artwork. Is this a new artistic movement in Japan?  



On Tuesday, 21 March, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great shots! I've always been drawn to those stumpy trees too...  



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