+the earth++japan+++tokyo++interactive fiction++english lessons+ +japanese lessons
UENO -- "Upper Wilds" +++++++++++
To me Tokyo (and even more so Hong Kong) epitomises what the expression "concrete jungle" really means. It is an ecosystem of human habitation which is vertical as well as horizontal -- you can go up to 10 stories in an office block and find a nightclub or jazz bar, or all sorts of wierd and wonderful things. It's an indoor as much as an outdoor world, and three-dimensional (just like a jungle, with its different layers of ecosystems.) However, in amongst the concrete jungle, scraggy, desolate, rusty remnants of the natural order remain.

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