Pacific Tides
My name is Thomas Sturm and I'm a programmer, photographer and writer.

Now go outside and look at the sky.


Just stumbled across an incredibly detailed panorama of Tokyo on an Australian photo blog called digitalarts Mind Socket.

Much of Tokyo - in fact much of Japan - consists of this never-ending and never-changing conglomerations of concrete mid-rise buildings with the odd high-rise thrown in for variety.

The first impression on the traveler to Japan is one of cold ugliness that is curiously incongruous to the expectations of Japanese design prowess and Asian elegance.

But I've learned to love these Japanese mega cities that are not so much an architectural contest on the micro-level but a complex organism that grows almost like a biological entity where each little cell is not important, but where the resulting body works like a wondrous machine.

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