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Busy, busy, busy

By moiral
Evening all. Back to Japan tonight. This is Shibuya intersection in Tokyo, the busiest intersection in the world. At peak times, hundreds of people cross this intersection at the same time. One thing that makes this intersection special is that the lights stop traffic from all directions - at the same time! This allows pedestrians to cross in any direction they like. Amazing to be in such large numbers of people crossing a road. The intersection is outside of Shibuya Station and consists of 4 major roads and 5 zebra crossings. Thanks for C&Cs on yesterday's upload. Just managing to click most of the time just now.

Tags: Japan Tokyo Landscape and travel Shibuya Shibuya intersection

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
5 Oct 2012 7:27PM
An interesting story behind the images, Moira, and very fine crisp shots they are.

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9 10 10 England
5 Oct 2012 7:41PM
jdinne 15 16 England
5 Oct 2012 7:43PM
Two wonderful captures Moira plenty going on in both. V1 fella on the left with camera in hand spotted you and the look on the chaps face in V2 brilliant. Love them both Moira, the images that is Smile.

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:02PM
Super image, Moira, made all the better for your informative description, you learn something everyday.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile xxx
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:09PM
Lovely colourful shot moira, and some baggy trousers on that woman next to the man with the red hatTongue, Peter..
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 Oct 2012 8:29PM
Did you take this whilst building up the courage to use this crossing?? TongueGrinGrin

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
5 Oct 2012 8:47PM
He dont look very happy in v2 Lillian,point to the camera and shout balance of trade.
Well captured Moira - shouldn't imagine it was an easy feat!!! In answer to your earlier question NO - the hide stays in the garage (folded up) or the garden the kingy was taken at the nature reserve hide & then I spent some time in my garden getting perished!! It's enough that the neighbours think I'm doolally without venturing out further with it and meeting strangers!!!! Tongue Lou
5 Oct 2012 9:36PM
Great captures Moira busy so many people and that same guy watching you in both shots, he doesn't like you taking his picture.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 9:39PM
What a wonderful idea - so safe for pedestrians .............maybe not so safe for photographers though WinkWink
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 10:28PM
Scary intersection, nice images.
Not a crossing for the hesitant walker, but an idea that has been copied in many places, the idea of crossing diagonally is catching on in Scotland. Nicely caught here Moira.

Tibetan 6 3 England
6 Oct 2012 10:55AM
Two very busy but interesting shots, I did think the chap in V2. crossing did not look best pleased lol. and I can say I liked both, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
6 Oct 2012 3:57PM
Two great captures, Moira, and an interesting write-up too Smile The chap in the white shirt on the left in V1 and foreground of V2 don't look too happy to be photographed though! Wink
Trev Smile

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