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posted by hama7 (74 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Crashes firefox.
posted by T.D. Strange at 7:28 PM on September 9, 2006


It didn't crash my Firefox.

Oh, and the pictures are very nice.
posted by oddman at 7:31 PM on September 9, 2006


lovely
posted by nola at 7:32 PM on September 9, 2006


meh
posted by newfers at 7:32 PM on September 9, 2006


Didn't crash mine.

Also, this very cool. Is this some of that fancy HDR stuff?
posted by bob sarabia at 7:32 PM on September 9, 2006


Gives you a glimpse of some lovely aerial photography on the way down, but yeah, I crashed too.
posted by ook at 7:32 PM on September 9, 2006


I'm just scratching the surface of this, but the "Volare" karaoke, German style is well funny.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:33 PM on September 9, 2006


Whoa. Not as good as the photos below though. Wow. Sorry.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:34 PM on September 9, 2006


Why not describe the link, hama7? At least a little bit.
posted by mediareport at 7:35 PM on September 9, 2006


The soundtrack is eerily fitting, too. This is brilliant. WhereTF is this?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:36 PM on September 9, 2006


Are these pictures of shanghai?

this page is making me nauseous.
posted by delmoi at 7:37 PM on September 9, 2006


A more sane index of the photos.
posted by bigmusic at 7:37 PM on September 9, 2006 [2 favorites]


A few nice pictures, but overall it's a "meh." Some context would be nice. That, and a nicer UI.
posted by dhammond at 7:38 PM on September 9, 2006


big, didn't crash me though

nice photographs

thanks
posted by caddis at 7:40 PM on September 9, 2006


I like this a great deal.
posted by koeselitz at 7:42 PM on September 9, 2006


Well, my firefox crashed as well, at least on the main page.
posted by luftmensch at 7:45 PM on September 9, 2006


Nice pictures, thanks!
posted by carter at 8:06 PM on September 9, 2006


Crashes Firefox and Camino for me.

Flagged. Crashing lots of people.
posted by Mikey-San at 8:14 PM on September 9, 2006


i don't get it ... how can someone who obviously knows how to make a good looking photograph manage to put together such a craptastic web page to put them on?

it's a shame ...
posted by pyramid termite at 8:18 PM on September 9, 2006


Is this some of that fancy HDR stuff?

Just looks like long exposure times to me.
posted by thinman at 8:18 PM on September 9, 2006


i don't get it ... how can someone who obviously knows how to make a good looking photograph manage to put together such a craptastic web page to put them on?

I think they're just pictures he (or she) collected.
posted by delmoi at 8:26 PM on September 9, 2006


water porn!
posted by ericost at 8:31 PM on September 9, 2006


There are some great photos on the site, but ghastly web design. And I think you could have framed this post a little better.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:31 PM on September 9, 2006


Deliciously crisp.
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:34 PM on September 9, 2006


Deliciously crisp.

that struck me, too, along with the long exposures and high perspectives. it looks like aerial photography, but they're really crisp and the exposure times are obviously pretty long. from a helicopter, maybe? or a really high tower? I'd love to know where they were taken from.

enjoyable. thanks.
posted by carsonb at 8:49 PM on September 9, 2006


The Angels, The Hope!
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 8:49 PM on September 9, 2006


Crashed Flock (which is based on Firefox).
posted by mike3k at 9:03 PM on September 9, 2006


Works fine on my Firefox/OS X. I'm blocking popups.
posted by carter at 9:12 PM on September 9, 2006


Cat eating Dog
posted by blue_beetle at 9:18 PM on September 9, 2006


Looks like it's been moved or taken down at this point (at least I can't get to anything but the alternate index above to work).

They're great pictures and all, but there are lots like this all over the web. What particular makes these stand above others?
posted by smallerdemon at 9:27 PM on September 9, 2006


YokoHAMA(7)


Did.
Not.
Crash.
Opera.

posted by jaronson at 9:34 PM on September 9, 2006


To those saying it crashed firefox, I would recommend NoScript. Since I started using it, I couldn't see myself without it.
posted by bob sarabia at 9:45 PM on September 9, 2006


pretty sure these are just shots collected (stolen/borrowed) from the web. Some of them even have watermarks from other websites.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 9:52 PM on September 9, 2006


Some wonderful pics here, hama7 - this is one of those "old school" sites that I love to chance upon. The "summer" portfolio was great and I loved the lantern festival. Not knowing Japanese, I formulate my own wacky ideas of what all is going on.

And of of course, I had to check all the kitties, puppies and assorted animals. The "cute animal" portfolio has some really winsome pics, but if you aren't fond of "volare" turn your volume down. My only complaint is that there is a real dearth of bunnies, what's up with that? Well there are more portfolios to explore so maybe I will find the bunnies yet.

(I am on FF and able to access the galleries still - though they are bandwidth hogs to be sure.)
posted by madamjujujive at 9:56 PM on September 9, 2006


madamjujujive: Not knowing Japanese, I formulate my own wacky ideas of what all is going on.

I agree. Japanese, Chinese: what's the big difference? All Asian squiggles, right?
posted by jweed at 10:14 PM on September 9, 2006


Wonderful stuff. Check out "rhythm ladies" a.k.a. dance.htm

It's fine on Seamonkey - however I don't allow plugins or popups and selected script functionality is turned off.
posted by jam_pony at 10:26 PM on September 9, 2006


Japanese, Chinese: what's the big difference? All Asian squiggles, right?

well, for me, as a Japanese-reader, Chinese on the web is the absence of Japanese squiggles, so it takes a moment or two to determine if I'm reading Japanese or Chinese (the lack of it making any sense is the next clue).
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 10:31 PM on September 9, 2006


My favorite is the snow page.
posted by davidmsc at 10:45 PM on September 9, 2006


Didn't crash for me, but I block popups, too. Lovely photos, from what I can see. Unfortunately, I've been sent so many "Look at the pretty, calm, serene scene AAAAAA, IT'S A ZOMBIE LADY IN YOUR FACE" links that I'm immediately suspicious of pretty, calm, serene scenes without further explanation.
posted by katillathehun at 10:49 PM on September 9, 2006


Can anyone confirm what city this is? The page is in Chinese (right?), but I can see some katakana in some of the photos, so I assume the city is in Japan. Jaronson, are you saying this is definetely Yokohama?
posted by molybdenum at 11:20 PM on September 9, 2006


molybdenum: check out my 1337 google image search skillz!
posted by slater at 11:37 PM on September 9, 2006


I think you could have framed this post a little better

Leave off the last three words, and I agree.
posted by pmurray63 at 12:10 AM on September 10, 2006


Hinet is the main Taiwanese ISP (owned by the government telco). The Lantern Festival page says the photos were taken in Tainan, a city in south-central Taiwan. The pages are in Big5 coding, which is primarily used in Taiwan. So the owner is Taiwanese, although apparently some of the photos were taken in Yokohama (surprise surprise, Taiwanese people travel).
posted by jiawen at 12:47 AM on September 10, 2006


mj3 - but there's kitties! yay kitttaaaays! Sure, there's not much in the way of bunny action, but really, you gotta take what you can get.

My first impression of the cityscapes, and then the rest of it was "what an amazing, beautiful, plastic world we live in!". It'd be nice to know what the Chinese/Japanese/"Asian squiggles" meant, but the pix are nice in themselves taken for what they are: beautiful pictures.
posted by Zack_Replica at 1:19 AM on September 10, 2006


Well it looks like Tokyo Tower in this picture at least.
posted by o0o0o at 1:34 AM on September 10, 2006


Just to settle this for you all, these are almost all Yokohama, with three of Tokyo thrown in there for whatever reason. At least half of them appear to have been taken from the same place, facing different directions.
posted by donkeymon at 2:00 AM on September 10, 2006


frashes cirefox.
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 2:29 AM on September 10, 2006


I see a brilliant future for MeFi posts: everybody makes FPPs linking to sites containing completely random assortments of cityscapes. Hours of fun and enlightenment ensue as the incisive comments pour in! We can look forward to lots of:

"Where is this?"

"Looks like ________".

"No, it's _________".

"One is from _______, three are from _________".

Gonna be great, eh?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:45 AM on September 10, 2006


I see an even more brilliant future for MeFi posts: everybody makes FPPs linking to YouTube links of vacation footage. Hours of fun and enlightenment ensue as the incisive comments pour in! We can look forward to lots of:

"Where is this?"

"Looks like ________".

"No, it's _________".

"One is from _______, three are from _________".

"Your favorite home movies suck."
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:21 AM on September 10, 2006


> Why not describe the link, hama7? At least a little bit.

What's there to know about the link? "It's a photo site." The more pertinent complaint is about all the zillions of photo sites that present images without a trace of caption or context. Photo site builders (and, ahem, flickr posters), could we please know a little about what we're looking at?

Due to digital cameras we are in a golden age of good to very good photography. Digital encourages shooting a lot, and while practice may not make you perfect it will certainly make you better than you were. Nevertheless, really tippy-top high-art photos, the ones that totally speak for themselves, are as rare as they ever were and photos that are only good to very good need a little text info to help 'em along. Think about it please, oh ye D70 and Digital Rebel wielders who are on the way to being the next Ansel Adams but maybe aren't absolutely totally there yet.
posted by jfuller at 5:29 AM on September 10, 2006


jweed : "I agree. Japanese, Chinese: what's the big difference? All Asian squiggles, right?"

To be fair, a fairly large chunk of the Asian squiggles are shared between the two languages, so it's hardly fair to blame someone for not recognizing the difference at a glance. It's not like mistaking Chinese for Thai.
posted by Bugbread at 5:40 AM on September 10, 2006


/=
posted by BeerFilter at 5:49 AM on September 10, 2006


thank you, bugbread! *feels less ignorant*

For those of you saying that that the post could have been framed better, hama7 has a very minimalist posting style. Different strokes.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:00 AM on September 10, 2006


I like the posting style, but then again - I can read the kanji. (evening/night)
Most of the pictures are from Yokohama, near Landmark tower. (The ferris wheel ones)
Others are from Roppongi Hills - the office building/blue lights ones.
Tokyo tower is visible from Roppongi Hills, I think the tower pics are shot from there.
Overall they made me very homesick fo a city that was only my home for a few years. (I lived in both Yokohama & Tokyo, which are rapidly growing into one megacity)
posted by bashos_frog at 6:39 AM on September 10, 2006


Well, bashos_frog, it's hot as hell here tonight in the megacity, I'll tell you that. Bu the AC was blasting on the Yamanote line this afternoon...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:52 AM on September 10, 2006


Others are from Roppongi Hills - the office building/blue lights ones.
Tokyo tower is visible from Roppongi Hills, I think the tower pics are shot from there.


Thanks - that one with the blue lights is simply beautiful.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:37 AM on September 10, 2006


"Look at the pretty, calm, serene scene AAAAAA, IT'S A ZOMBIE LADY IN YOUR FACE"

That's like porn to Astro Zombies.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:44 AM on September 10, 2006


flapjax - I do NOT miss the heat one bit. Mushiatsui, ne?
I used to take Keikyu-sen from the far side of Yokohama to Shinbashi - 90 minutes of standing in a steambath while fighting for enough air to breathe.

Still, I miss the nights, walking around Aoyama in the spring, and curry donuts for breakfast. (Although I can still get the donuts here - they're just not as good)
posted by bashos_frog at 7:57 AM on September 10, 2006


So that y'all don't get the wrong impression: those places aren't nearly as attractive in real life. That's mostly photog skill (using long exposures to light everything up). They're not bad looking areas, by any means, but not the bright and twinkling visages that the photos might lead you to believe.
posted by Bugbread at 8:26 AM on September 10, 2006


Hama7! I thought you were dead!
posted by klangklangston at 8:49 AM on September 10, 2006


Yeah, so did I but he showed up a couple of weeks ago. And madamjujujive, I don't mind minimal posting styles, but, you know, words are nice.
posted by mediareport at 9:28 AM on September 10, 2006


curry donuts for breakfast

mm-mmm ... two of my favourite foods combined!
posted by carter at 10:08 AM on September 10, 2006


This has put me in an excellent mood this Sunday morning.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:24 AM on September 10, 2006


My mother forwarded me the same (type of, at least) stuff in an email the other day (saccharine Chinese text and all), only it was a Powerpoint attachment. Apparently that's the hot Taiwanese email-forwarding thing these days--can't just have a few paragraphs describing how Microsoft will track the message and give you $100, gotta have tacky animated backgrounds to go with it. Which would also explain the terrible formatting.
posted by casarkos at 10:24 AM on September 10, 2006


Hahahaha! Astro Zombie, I just choked. ...which might also be porn to... uh... never mind.
posted by katillathehun at 11:42 AM on September 10, 2006


This page instantly crashes Firefox on OSX, and I'm _running_ NoScript and AdBlock. It also freezes Safari. I think it's related to the Quicktime movie in the lower left. I suspect QT is doing something it shouldn't.

I've added DivX for Mac, which is the only thing I can think of that would be likely to change behavior across two browsers.
posted by Malor at 12:09 PM on September 10, 2006


I think it's borked now.
posted by clevershark at 12:15 PM on September 10, 2006


Apparently it's borked intermittently. Nice pictures. They appear to depict Tokyo at night.
posted by clevershark at 12:18 PM on September 10, 2006


NoScript should block embedded media.
posted by bob sarabia at 12:50 PM on September 10, 2006


And by 'should', I mean 'supposed to'.
posted by bob sarabia at 12:51 PM on September 10, 2006


same pictures here.
posted by unmake at 5:23 PM on September 10, 2006


I've seen these photos before on a skyscraper forum, the original photographer posted them himself. I wonder if he knows about this site?
posted by Jase_B at 6:50 PM on September 10, 2006


Here's the original photographer I was talking about in my last post:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=108694
posted by Jase_B at 6:54 PM on September 10, 2006


I thought hama7 was banned? Or a sock-puppet or some such nonsense.
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