Thursday, August 4, 2011

Basuraman and the Lost Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ Reinbō burijji) is a suspension bridge crossing northern Tokyo Bay between Shibaura Pier and the Odaiba waterfront development in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.
Construction started in 1987 and was completed in 1993. The bridge is 798 metres (2,618 ft) long with a main span of 580 metres (1,903 ft). Officially called the "Shuto Expressway No. 11 Daiba Route - Port of Tokyo Connector Bridge," the name "'Rainbow Bridge" was decided by the public. It is colloquially known as "RB."
The towers supporting the bridge are white in color, designed to harmonize with the skyline of central Tokyo seen from Odaiba. There are lamps placed on the wires supporting the bridge, which are illuminated into three different colors, red, white and green every night using solar energy obtained during the day. (Source HERE)

Rainbow Bridge (Tokyo) image from Google
Since Basuraman is into photography I took him to Odaiba  last month so that he can get a glimpse of the Rainbow Bridge. We left our place in the afternoon hoping that we can catch the sunset by the time we arrive in Odaiba. Unfortunately the sky was cloudy that day and Mr. Sun was missing in action. So while waiting for night to come we roamed around the area and Basuraman did his thing.

Liberty Island New York ...... Japan! ^_^

Fuji TV Headquarters with the giant ANGKLAs ^_^

Ang lalake sa breakwater
Night came and the "rainbow" didn't show up. We waited until 8pm so that Basuraman can take a picture of the bridge at night. Unfortunately the lamps didn't light-up. (Sino'ng may balat sa pwet?) We assumed that it was part of Japan's power saving campaign. After the 3/11 earthquake the government has been asking its people to save electricity to avoid shortage of power since one of its sources of electricity was greatly damaged during the earthquake.

Rainbow bridge 7.19.11
Kung alam lang nila na pupunta kami e di pinailaw yan ng bonggang- bonnga ^_^

There were these lanterns on the beach which we thought of "pa-consuelo" since Basuraman wasn't able to see the best of the rainbow bridge.

We had our dinner inside AquaCity and ate the most delicious kare/curry at this curry shop which i don't know the name. I don't know know how to read the kanji but I kept the receipt in case we find another branch of the store somewhere out there :) Sometimes we are tempted to go to Odaiba just to eat kare :) Mas mahal pa ang pamasahe sa pagkain :P

Before going home we passed by this shop inside Aquacity. We were looking for some Naruto stuff but most of the merchandises were One Piece. 

We got home late and we were very tired. Ang hirap ng tumatanda. Lakad-lakad lang pagod na kagad. Basuraman was a little bit disappointed but he had fun since he was able to take some good pics. At shempre kasama niya kasi ako ^_^


Anonymous said...

Nagiging photoblog na blog mo, sikulet ... Na-disappoint lang mey kasi One Piece lang ang nakita niyo, mas gusto ko si Naruto ... Oo nga pala, ngayon ko lang ito matatanong, bakit basuraman tawag mo?? LOL. :D

Anonymous said...

ihhhhhhhhhhh ngayon lang ako nakabisita namiss ko dito..

at magkasama na pala kayo ni basuraman! weeeeeee.. kaganda naman nung lanterns e..

Kayo na ang sweet ihhhhhhhhh.. Godbless sa inyo ni basuraman.. :)

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Nahirapan kayo sa paglalakad ah. Dapat kasi nag-flanax kayo. :-P

Bakit mukhang Hapon yung statue of liberty nila?


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