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FRIDAY, APRIL 17 YOKOHAMA, JAPAN (PART 2)

(We are out of Japanese waters, so we expect to have internet connection from now on.)
1. On our 2nd day in Yokohama we walked within a 2 mile radius of the port. This clock tower, built in 1917, is affectionately known as “Jack”.
2. Yay! We found more Cherry Blossoms.
3. Shiloh Presbyterian Church – one of Japan’s oldest Protestant churches, founded in 1874.
4. Five toddlers, two adults and a rope (with handles!).
5 & 6. Even on a cloudy day, something draws us skyward. Today it was the top of “Landmark Tower” and its 360 degrees.
7. Maybe I was unduly excited – but I have never seen a curved escalator!
8. Okay, who got the Ferris Wheel - building contract in Japan? This one is part of an amusement park – and look where the roller coaster goes!
9. We felt like we were in Quincy Market in Boston! This market is only seven years old – I wonder where they got the idea? It is the “Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse” and Flower Garden – right on the water front. Boston really needs to get a Ferris wheel too!
10. A misty good-bye from Yokohama “…and I think to myself, what a wonderful world!”.
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Posted by Swenigale 19:21

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