Sunday, 5 February 2012

Cover Story - Yokohama

and random stuff found under our feet walking in Yokohama

The real Nippon Maru is located a few hundred metres away from where I found this manhole cover. The ship is now on permanent display in front of the Yokohama Maritime Museum.
The Yokohama Bay Bridge; a cable-stayed bridge opened in 1989. Can't help but think of our very own Penang Bridge when I see this.

By the way, I managed to get a few people at the office excited about entering the Penang Bridge International Marathon this year but I have yet managed to convince my own family to at least drive over to Penang and be there in Nov 17 -19 this year!

p.s. this is another series I've got, after Autumn Reminiscences and the ongoing On The Run series. ^^

24 comments:

  1. So why don't you use the Tokyo Marathon as a practice run? It's on 26 Feb. ^^ OK, just kidding, just kidding. I know you need to win a billion dollar lottery or some such thing to get in.

    Japan's manhole covers are beautiful, aren't they? :)

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    1. Yeah, the Tokyo Marathon is always oversubcribed but luckily the marathon has always been good to overseas participants - most (online) running friends I know who registered managed to get a slot. ^^

      And those who are really making their way to Tokyo soon are now worrying over the cold weather in Tokyo.

      Yup, Japan's manhole are indeed a sight to see. I have more coming up soon! :)

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  2. Very decorative covers. I've never seen one in color before. Maybe one day you will come here to do the San Francisco Marathon. :P

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    1. The coloured manhole cover posts will be coming up soon! :)

      Yeah, maybe one day I'll be able to visit SF and run there. Fingers crossed! ^^

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  3. I guess it does pay to look down at the ground when walking. These manhole covers are so cool and definitely worth taking a picture of two. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It sure does pay to look down. ^^

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  4. They are good landmarks to remember where you run and learn historical things. :)

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  5. If only the manholes here are as interesting..

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  6. You are very careful. I always ignore these manholi covers.
    Good luck at Penang Bridge International Marathon!

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    1. I like to observe. A LOT. :)

      Thanks though I'm not sure whether I'm entering the Penang race yet. However, I am going to do a half-marathon this June at Standard Chartered KL Marathon. ^^

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  7. It is interesting what you can find looking down (or up). Wonderful observations :^)

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    1. Yup, there are always interesting things to see if we care to look for it whether up, down or sideways or straight ahead. ^^

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  8. interesting manhole covers unlike ours.

    looking forward to the SCKL and Penang Bridge run too. Missed Penang bridge last year:-(

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    1. Ours, well as long as they are still there covering the manhole and not being sold as scrap metal, I am already thankful. xD

      Oooo you registered for SCKLM too? What distance? See you there!

      I am still contemplating whether going for PBIM or not. Wait and see for now. ^^

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  9. You're a good observer! :D Very interesting covers.

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    1. I wish I can see 360degrees! LOL

      Observing is fun. :)

      Wait till you see more covers. There are lots more coming up soon! :)

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  10. Love the beautiful manhole covers! So how many covers you took photo of in this trip? : D

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    1. I look for them in each city we went. So, there are a few more up soon. ;)

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  11. But if Malaysia have similar manhole covers, do you think they will go missing in no time? LOL!

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    1. If its not taken as scrap metal, people might take it because it look nice. xD

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  12. So are you entering the Penang Marathon? You should convince your family to take a holiday in Penang in November : D

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    1. Still thinking about entering. Registration for the Penang Bridge International Marathon is not open yet but the have a date confirmed already.

      Still hoping the two boys will say yes to it. And I'd better start saving now for the Penang Holiday. ;)

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