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... in 1910), Russian Orthodox church )
Also went to the Red Brick Warehouse area. Built just after 1907 and now home to up market shops ( with up market prices), galleries and food places. Shops pretty good. I am continually amazed at the packaging and presentation of all the stuff that is sold.
But all of that was after a visit to the "morning market". It is mainly a seafood market but it's more than just "wholesale" selling of ...
... biggest. Crab we have ever seen about 4k these crabs are famous for this area but not cheap around $40US minimum each and the huge rockmelons were 35US each. Japan is not cheap. I'm sitting in this quaint little coffee house writing this blog. The weather outside is overcast around 22 C. Terry has taken picture of Hakodate but we haven't download them on to the iPad yet.
... an Episcopalian one, a Russian Orthodox one and a. Roman Catholic one. We saw two very large and imposing painted wooden buildings, the green one had been the Hokkaido Prefectural Government's branch Office in. Hakodate and the yellow one which was the old Public Hall of the Hakodate Ward. They were both surprisingly western looking. The green one looked as if it could have been located in the southern states of the USA and the yellow one from the ...
... we went to the top of the Hakodate Tower for another great view of the the city. Today the clouds were lower so you couldn't see the top of Mount Hakodate, but you could really see the details of the city and the ports.
The tower also provided a great view of Fort Goryokaku, a European styled fortress built in the 1850s to protect the Tsugaru Straits against a possible invasion by ...
... clean, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; ">I set to explore the city but it rained all day unfortunately. I wanted to go up the mountain but there was simply no view and so not worth the effort. All pictures are taken with the go pro so as not to wet the multi million dollar camera ;-)
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