Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Promenade on a beautiful day

Promenade - A leisurely walk, one taken as a social activity in a public place.

What a great idea, turn an everyday walk-about into a social event. Get out of the house and swim in the mainstream of life. Enjoy the sights and sounds of people and places that surround you. Don't just walk to get from "A" to "B", walk at a leisurely pace in public places and soak in the atmosphere of society. Let's go!

I'm liking what I see already.

When you pass by people don't forget to smile, maybe even nod your head and exchange a greeting.

It's always good to dress up a little for a Promenade.

Maybe this idea isn't for everyone, but that's OK; we're all good friends on a beautiful sunny day.

Couples make the ideal promenaders.

This is what one could call inexpensive social interaction; in other words, a cheap date. You call your girl friend and say something like "hey sweetheart, let's go out" and she could reply "where too?" and he could respond "promenade".  Next thing you know the two are out walking, talking, smiling, laughing; it's great!

Sometimes it's good to pause a moment and let the world swirl around you.

A beer runner! Like Gunga Din ferrying water to the troops this young man is delivering cold beer to the front line of social interaction.

I think Gunga Din is going to be very busy today.

Meanwhile, it looks like a cruise ship has moored at the Yokohama International Terminal. Let us saunter over there for a closer look.

Water jets are coming around the bend.

With sauntering in progress I see I'm not the only guy out here taking pictures.

Man! this is a big ship!

The topside of the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal (better known locally as "Osanbashi")  is a great place for strolling about.

There's a nice view of the Yokohama Bay Bridge from there too!

Yamashita Park - where the fashionably elite meet for a  leisurely walk, or as might be said "to stretch ones legs".

Me and my shadow.

When out meandering about it is absolutely OK to take a break, and Yokohama Park is a good place to do it.

Is she practicing a little crowd control? Or, perhaps she's saying "no way" to the whole "cheap date" concept.

While ambling through the Bashamichi district I noticed these Halloween candies on display in the window of a confectioners store.

As usual my feet lead me to the back streets of the Noge entertainment district.

Looking is free - that's the beauty of promenading about.

I think it's catching on!

On such a nice day the customers would rather enjoy their drinks outside.

Speaking of drinks, I've been walking all day and I need a drink. Permission granted!

By the time I've extracted myself from the drinking establishment twilight has  engaged the back streets giving the place a mystical atmosphere.

The lanterns light the way as the sun slowly sets.

Night life!

 Even KFC looks like the place to be at night. Just kidding!

Since I prefer to take my walks during the day I think I'll call it a day and head home.

All pictures taken with Panasonic GX7 and GX1 cameras with various prime lens.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Awesome stuff. That ghost lollipop is on the next level of cuteness and want level.

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you could find the time to view and leave a comment.
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