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Tokyo Skyline

Taken at Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo. This image is available to buy from Getty Images

 

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This is a night view of central Tokyo as seen from the nearby Imperial Palace, the main residence

of the Japanese Emperor. During Japan's bubble years in the 80's, the palace grounds covering an area of just under 3.5 square kilometers were valued as being worth more than all of the real estate in California. (In comparison back then I've heard stories of some bars charging between £50 - £200 simply for a glass of water.......). The moat rings the entire palace and at around 5km in circumference it has become a popular spot for joggers.

 

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Canon EOS 60D | ISO 100 | f/18.0 | 18s | 18-135mm at 118mm | WB Tungsten | RF

  

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Taken on June 8, 2012