Weekly Photo Challenge – Pedestrian

We decided to take a trip back in time in response to this week’s challenge – Pedestrian

Yokohama, Japan 1979

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Friendly police and happy shoppers – At Motomachi, Yokohama. Photo by Chris – Canon F-1

New York City, USA c1940

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Fashionable pedestrians stepping out in NYC in the late 1930s or early 1940s. The beautiful lady on the far right is my mom. Unknown photographer.

Cannes, France 1986

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Summer strolling along Rue Louis Blanc – The French Riviera – Photo by Chris – Canon F-1

Three different decades – Three different countries – All pedestrians through time.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

 

ABBA / Arrival – Japan

Here’s one of our favorite groups ever! and this LP is still in its original sleeve from the record store in Yokohama (Motomachi) that we purchased it from in 1977.

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It seemed fitting that we would purchase this album upon arriving to commemorate year one of our three years in Japan. At ¥2500 it was about $17! Big time money in 1977!

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Actually BA AB

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For your money you received a protective sleeve and the complete lyrics as well as an enhanced pressing.

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A simple time for simple music!

Chris and Carol ^.^

Shop Dog

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Shop dog keeping a watchful eye on me as I pass through his territory. 

Honmoku, Naka-ku, Yokohama late 1970s. One of my favorite images from that time period as the various shop dogs and cats were not easy to get pictures of. The late day sun helped to add depth to the composition.

Camera: Canon F-1 (1978 Version) with FD 80-200mm zoom lens on Kodachrome.

Chris

Random Yokohama – 1978

A small collection of recently “found” images from our time spent living in Yokohama.

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Happy me with my new Canon F-1 and Canon FD 80-200mm zoom lens.

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Carol checking out the wall of crates outside a local liquor store.

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Gift Box shopping.

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Nice watches for a great price.

¥ 360 to the $

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Carol always had pretty flowers at our house.

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Carol’s potting shed that I built for her.

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Carol busy at her desk.

We completely enjoyed our time in Japan. A once in a lifetime experience that we still treasure to this day. We lived at 283-D, Area 2, Honmoku, Naka-ku Yokohama from May 1977 to February 1980.

All smiles… Chris and Carol ^.^

Our Cat – ‘Avon’ 1977

One of the last good images I was able to take of our cat Avon enjoying some warm sunshine by our front door. He was a found kitten, starving but friendly (aren’t all hungry kitties friendly?). He was found along Carol’s Avon cosmetics route in Pensacola, Florida back in 1975. A Tom Cat with a silly name but it fit him. He ran off from our new house in Yokohama, Japan and he either lost his way or was taken in. I don’t think of the other possibilities.

Original image taken with my Yashica TL Electro-X on Kodak Ektachrome 64 color slide film and the matte finish print of the transparency was dry mounted. The scan is of the print (flaws and all) with my Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II scanner.

Say hello to Avon.

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Full uncropped image taken with my Fujifilm FinePix S9900 under studio lighting vice a scan. The marks are on the print. I like his tone and tint better here (below).

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Thanks for the visit!

Chris and Carol

Springtime in Naka-ku, Yokohama

Remembering back to our time living in Japan in the late 1970s. We lived in a small area of southern Yokohama near Sankei-en (gardens). The Naka Ward was home to a large US Navy family housing area and the ever popular Navy Exchange and Commissary. Avenue D, pictured below, was the main highway from Yokohama to the Navy base at Yokosuka. In our part of the housing area, these Sakura (below) had been planted as a joint project with the military families and the local community. After the long and dreary winter we looked forward to the blossoms and warmth that signaled Spring.

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Sakura along Avenue D in the Naka Ward. Base housing to the left.

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Sankei-en in Spring. A short bicycle ride from our home so we visited often.

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Carol spending her 100 yen wisely on a visit to Sankei-en.

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More views in Sankei-en.

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Photography blossoms in the Spring.

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We were lucky to live in such a nice area of Yokohama – everything was a short bike ride away. Spring was way too short and the Summers on the Kanto Plain were way too long!

Thanks for your visit! Enjoy your Spring!

Camera: Canon F-1

Film: Kodak Kodachrome 25

Chris

Fireproof

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Rescue crewman’s fireproof helmet. USS Midway (CV-41), underway from Yokosuka, Japan in the South China Sea. 1978

No post production. As captured and composed.

Camera: Canon F-1 (1978 version)  Kodak Kodachrome 25  Canon FD 80-200mm f4 @ 4 sec