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Posted by
J.R. (Urasoe City, Japan) on 23 September 2011 in Cityscape & Urban.

I'm going to do a few contrast pictures. We live on the divide between two cities one where streets, houses, apartments, stores, and malls are all new and modern; and the other where there is a wide variety of types mostly old it would seem but mixed right in with the old some very modern nice (interesting styled) house. The first is a row of old styled house with sheet metal roofs and satellite dish TV antennas. I cannot even begin to imagine what it must sound like during a typhoon.

NIKON D90 1/45 second F/13.0 28 mm

Just having fun. Love to shot. Live in a beautiful place. Lots of flowers and plants, and the ocean and beaches here in Okinawa are beautiful. I'm not a professional, my editing probably sucks but I'm having fun. Beauty is everywhere, it's all around us so I have some kind of a camera with me almost everywhere I go.

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CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

So I must ask? Who would typically live in a house like this? Would this be someone's first house? Or a family house? Or a pensioners house?

23 Sep 2011 5:59am

@CElliottUK: Usually the elderly who don't want change, or perhaps don't have any savings. Here there are two rows of these structures inside this fenced in area so perhaps an Okinawan family with the younger ones moving on to better lives and the older ones content with such as they have.

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Home ! My sweet home ....I like your shot , but I don't want to live here ! Phil

23 Sep 2011 7:01am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Living under sheet metal roofs must be really hard. Aren't they burned under Okinawan strong sun ?

23 Sep 2011 7:31am

@Hiro: That was the standard after WWII but i'd think by now they'd all have different kinds of roofs; most do! The other problem is in heavy typhoon type winds those roofs can rip off and become deadly!

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot.. the houses are quite nicely fenced in. I hope whoever lives there is very happy to be there.

23 Sep 2011 7:35am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

i did notice the parabola.

23 Sep 2011 8:13am

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

It is the process of color and have a great composition.

23 Sep 2011 10:54am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Interesting place and treatment.

23 Sep 2011 11:18am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

extraordinary postedition in a nice atmosphere !

23 Sep 2011 11:53am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

The houses in Okinawa interested me too - different than in other parts of Japan ^^

23 Sep 2011 11:57am

@kitty: In many ways Okinawa is a different culture from mainland Japan, Much more laid-back type of lifestyle.

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

all this looks so weird, so old and neglected . cool frame

23 Sep 2011 12:11pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fascinating idea to show the divide between styles. The old gate seems to tell the story of this house!

23 Sep 2011 12:13pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'aime bien les couleurs de la maison à gauche
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

23 Sep 2011 4:11pm

BBM from United Kingdom

It will soon be pulled down for a new development at some stage!great contrast though!

24 Sep 2011 9:11am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a great shot of these older houses. I saw a lot of those especially in some of the smaller places I traveled through. I need to get back to Japan.

24 Sep 2011 9:56pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

No matter how it looks, it's still "home" to someone. Interesting shot.

25 Sep 2011 11:18pm

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