City view and waterfront highway, Kobe Japan 1972

Childs, Iraphne R. (1972) City view and waterfront highway, Kobe Japan 1972. [Image]

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Kobe city view and waterfront highway before port redevelopment. The sky shows fairly heavy air pollution. The city of Kobe has very little flat land, being situated on a narrow coastal plain between the Rokko mountains (seen here in the background) and Osaka Bay. The expressway, in the foreground of this image, runs along the harbour waterfront and has since been upgraded into a 2-storey highway. This part of Kobe was severely damaged in the 1995 earthquake, but has since been rebuilt.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: Japanese; cities
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:07
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:39
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
JapanHyogo PrefectureKobeKobe waterfront
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