:: My Urban Eyes ::All that I see, and then some.
:: Saturday, May 24, 2008 ::
Moving - Thing - Park
Ken and I went to the 動物園 (literally to move - thing - park in Japanese) or zoo on Thursday. Some animals made fun of us:
While others posed for us:
And still others swam:
...and then there was just plain ol' cute.
The zoo was big and good enough, with lots of variety in animals. There weren't very many of any one thing, though. No monkey house teeming with monkeys. No groups of anything. Just a few gorillas over here, an ostrich over there, and a couple of lemurs hanging in that tree. That and we seemed to only hit the icky food stands/cafes. Even so Ken got some great pictures to use for drawing references and we both had a lot of fun on our "date", so it was totally a success.
Afterwards we thought we'd go and see the Pacific Ocean, a mere two blocks away. We should have known when we saw the drifting sand piling up on the sidewalk (we had to walk in the road for 15 feet, it was so messy and deep) that it would be a bad idea. The wind was howling right in our faces, blowing sand into our eyes, our teeth as we talked, and found its way into our shoes. It stuck to my face, which I had put sunscreen on four hours earlier. We crossed over the Great Highway, went yup, the ocean is there alright, and turned back to tamer land. I would have taken a picture but I was really afraid that the fast-as-a-bullet sand would scratch up my lens. Another day.
:: Kazen 8:26 PM [+] ::
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