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Sometimes, actually most of the time, one does not realize how much our urban environment changes.

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It is the humdrum of our city lives that renders blind to our environment.

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And one day, notably one when you can afford to take your time, you notice a few things.

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A day when at at last you feel the winter approaching and that the sun is sharper on buildings and infrastructures on a almost blindingly blue sky.

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Then depending on their orientation infrastructures put on other shapes with varying contrasts of lights and shades.

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Your eyes enter the game of comparing both sides of the streets which offer either cutting variations or gradual fading of the light.

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That day, yesterday when the temperatures suddenly fell down to leave a bright blue sky with a sun already at a slant in mid afternoon, I used my mobile phone camera (a phone especially designed for taking photographs up to 12 MB) and just kept pressing to catch fleeting impressions.

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Noticing at last some details beyond the railway station…

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How many times did I walk along that street and never noticed the shades playing on the walls.
But I had never bothered to look up!

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Across from the station where the dark facade of a facade seems to suck in the light inside.

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The new roof above the esplanade in front of the station north exit seems to float like a spacecraft.

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Later in the afternoon when I came out of the stations the buildings were slowing taking another visage.

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The darkening sky accentuated the contrast in shape, height and colors between the awakening restaurants and the slumbering post office.

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Just before dusk, at the time between dog and wolf as we say in France, everything seems to transform into a fast changing picture.

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And then the urban night lights will slowly take over….

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Shop with Intent by Debbie
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Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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