Last week, I had an an assignment in Okazaki. I took the JR Toukaidou Line. The station is about thirty minutes from Nagoya.
After exiting the station, I found a large plaza with these interesting stone inlays in the sidewalk.
Okazaki has a lot of history so I’m not too surprised. When I went to the castle-turned-museum, I learned a little about it.
It’s been a while since I last went down to the city.
Usually, I try to take the subway (as it’s a lot cheaper) but from time to time I do use Metro North too.
Once, I decided to look around Grand Central Terminal and found an old mural painted on a piece of ceiling by one of the track entrances.
While I admit that I’m no expert but bylooking at it, I would guess it was done in either the 20s or early 30s. Maybe even earlier.
It shows men working on the train tracks during the hey-day of the train industry. That was during the turn of the century I think. It’s incredibly faded and caked with cigarette residue (the yellowing) but still very nice to look at.
Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any others. For some reason, I have the sinking feeling that they covered over with many layers of paint and that thought makes me kind of sad…