2016年6月14日火曜日

車窓から見たゾウに会う旅 / A Trip to Meet the Elephant from the Train Window


この日は、新宿に用事があったので、散歩は新宿スタート。目的地は、ない。思いつくままに歩くのがよい。

そんなわけで新宿駅を東側に抜け、歌舞伎町を経由してその東の富久町へ。歩いたことのない町をなんとなく歩く。そして町名が変わりそうなころに、進路を南へ変えた。

理由というと……、いつも中央線の車窓から見ていた、小さな公園のゾウの遊具を見に行こうと思ったからだ。

今回はそんな小さな……小さすぎる旅。でも、お付き合いいただけたらうれしい。

I had something to do in Shinjuku. So after i finished it, I started to take a walk. There was no destination. I just walked to the east this time without thinking where to go. But at a certain point, I changed directions and headed to the south. I decided to see an elephant-shaped play equipment in a park I often saw from the train window.

スタートは歌舞伎町から。でっかいカメラを振り回すのは居心地悪く、足早に通りすぎる(笑)。
The photo walk started from Kabukicho, but I felt uncomfortable with a huge DSLR. I didn't take many photos and passed the town :p
歌舞伎町のどこか、だったと思う。
Somewhere in Kabukicho, Shinjuku.
東京医科大の近くでは祭りの準備。
People were getting ready for the summer festival.
デザイン的には面白いが、はしご1つで、フロアごとに横移動できる方が便利だったのではないかと。
The design was interesting, but I thought it would be better to have one ladder and one could make a horizontal move on each floor.
大学の入り口の模様。
Shadows were playing in front of a university.
狭い路地は多いけれど、家はみんな比較的新しい。
There were a lot of narrow alleys. The houses were rather new.
ハシゴの影。
A Shadow was playing on a shop wall.
花にカメラを向けるのは、僕が散歩に飽きてきたサイン。
When I took a photo of flowers, it was a sign that I was getting bored.
気を取り直して、団地の大きなコインランドリーをパシャリ。
I hated to get bored, so I continued shooting. This is the entrance of a big launderette. Of course, it was open 24 hours.
壁に写る木の葉。何の葉だったっけ。
Shadow of the leaves were playing on a house wall.
どんな本を製作してたんだろう。
What kind of books has this book bindery made?
人が通ったらいいと思っていたけれど、細い道は極めて無人度高し。
I wish someone was passing by, but no one was on a narrow road.
バラの影。壁の斜め具合がいい感じだった。
Shadow of roses. I liked the vertical lines of the wall.
学校の敷地からはみ出した花。こういうところで学校側にレンズを向けていると、怪しまれるから、通りがかった人には会釈(笑)。
Flowers on the edge of a school ground. Every time someone was passing by, I tried to greet him/her when I was taking this photo because I didn't want to look suspicious.
新宿御苑の東の端に沿って南下していたら見つけた。あまりに目立たない「沖田総司逝去の地」。
It said one of the last samurais died here. He was a one of the key person who lived at the end of samurai-ruled period.
ちっこい! と思ってよく見たら、ちっこいイチョウ。歩道橋でびっくり。
I found small leaves on the stairs of pedestrian bridge. I soon realized they were tiny ginkgo leaves. Wow.
新宿御苑の正門を、外側からゆっくり眺めたのは初めて。
It was the first time I had seen Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden from outside of the main entrance.

そして、いよいよ、車窓から何度も見ていたゾウと対面……なのだが、悲しい事実が発覚。でも、長くなったので続きは次回。

It was good to see the elephant but I found out a sad thing about it. The blog entry is getting long, so I'll tell you about it in the next time!

Photo Data
Place: 東京・新宿 / Shinjuku, Tokyo
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR
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