The King, Queen and Jack of Yokohama

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The King, Queen and Jack of Yokohama

Post by Araner » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:07 pm

The "King" is the Kanagawa Prefectural Government Building.
The "Queen" is the Yokohama Customs House.
The "Jack" is the Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall.

In the maritime heyday of Yokohama these were three prominent buildings that stood out in the skyline and navigators
used them as aids when entering port for shooting bearings with a compass to fix their position on a chart.
The navigators gave the three buildings the nicknames (King, Queen, and Jack) and while these buildings are
overshadowed by larger buildings today the nicknames have stuck and become part of the historical culture of
this beautiful port city.

The King
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The Queen
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The Jack
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While taking the pictures of the King, Queen and Jack I was amazed by the beautiful sky.

Under the beautiful blue sky
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Welcome to Yokohama
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Girls just want to have fun!
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The Hikawa Maru
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All the best,
Mike

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Re: The King, Queen and Jack of Yokohama

Post by Squire » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:46 pm

Good angles Mike, I had to use a shift lens to get lines like that.
Regards,
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Re: The King, Queen and Jack of Yokohama

Post by TheMonk » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:39 am

What a fantastic sky! Great pics, Mike!
David

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