There are a few things that resonate with me when I am in Tokyo, one of them being the motion of the city. Very few cities in the world can match the continuous motion of humans and objects, its utterly addicting to sit and watch or to watch from within the motion. Another layer of the "Tokyo Jungle" is the unique styling of the some of the textures and buildings... intentional or earned that way due to wear and tear. The layers of building over building and wires around poles that some might think are distracting some views but are quite a beautiful thing to behold much like in the tranquility of a forest the overgrowth of vegetation. In this gallery I look at both concepts and try to blend them together showing that the Architect can definitely run with Achilles.
The name of this gallery plays off of the new wonderful Takeshi Kitano movie Achilles and the Tortoise. After his last two movies I was about to give up on him but he completely surprised me once again and made a wonderful movie about a artist who constantly tries to make it his entire life.