Foreigners who live in

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Foreigners who live in Tokyo are rarely lukewarm about it. They either love it or hate it. It's a beautiful place or an ugly place. It's wonderful or terrible.

This is the view from my balcony. I overlook the entrance to another building's garage (on the left) and collection of low rooves and wires. In the middle distance is the tall new apartment building that has restaurants and our fancy supermarket. Off in the background, as far as you can see, are more tall buildings.

Some say this is ugly. I'm not so sure. Look at the subtle range of colors and the strong geometric shapes cutting the phot into sections. The way the distant buildings are hazy like mountains in classic Chinese paintings. The strong light angling down on a wall in the foreground. Granted, it's not an idyllic forest, but it has beauty.

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