Sunday, June 04, 2006

Good Enough for German Opera

Tokyo Opera City marks the spot where it starts to feel like you're actually in Shinjuku. Seeing the sign makes me want to belt out a resounding tenor line from Götterdämmerung which, in turn, makes me wish I knew a tenor line from Götterdämmerung, which I do not.

After Tokyo Opera City I pass the triplet stair-step spires of Shinjuku Park Tower, one of the most recognizable skyscrapers in Tokyo. It's 235 meters of "intelligent building," the top 14 floors which compose the Park Hyatt Tokyo (the hotel where Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray are seen moping, skulking and wondering, "Why do they mix up their L's and R's?" in Lost In Translation).

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