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Asakusa Figures

wpid9476-AU0E0472.jpgOur next part of the Tokyo exploration took us to the Asakusa district. On the way we headed through a street that had some history related, I think, to the entertainment industry. There are a number of figures that are on the street or, more appropriately on and above it. These characters represent the history of the area and adorn a number of the buildings as well as the ground. They were pretty cool to try and spot.

Older and Wiser Heads

wpid6347-AU0E3534.jpgI have spent a lot of time in recent times over near Wells Street as a result of the bridge replacement program that they have been going through.  That puts me outside the Merchandise Mart building along the river.  Along the front of the building is a hall of fame of old Chicago figures.  A series of pillars are lined up along the river with each having a bust of a famous person on top.  These are nicely aligned and caught my eye as I was walking by.  As an aside, if you watched the TV series Boss, you will have seen these busts as part of the title sequence.