Contradictions

As our next trip to Japan draws closer, I am re exploring last years images, as if anew.

The thing that always strikes me is the contradictions my photos often show. The two below were taken not far from each other and could in all reality have been taken in any city or town in Japan. The top image is a little cramped. I have vague memories of there being something in the way, an over hanging ledge?

The second image is a contradiction in itself. Old and new ideas jammed together. In many ways this is Japan. The old and the new worlds forced to live under the same roof, working because the Japanese have managed (so far) to hold onto the best of both these worlds.

 Pen F 45mm

Pen F 45mm

 Pen F 17mm

Pen F 17mm