To see such uniformity, I thought this must be a hotel. To my surprise, it is an apartment building. Each unit must have the same amenities, right down to the way the curtains hang in the window. In this way, it is quite fitting that the photo is in shades of black and white. It is all very defined with no gray areas. Adding to this feeling is the strong lines throughout. The windows, air conditioners, and pipes all give strong angles, with the roof serving as an anchor. Sometimes, repetition is good.
Thanks to Ishikawa Ken for posting his photograph with creative commons so we could share it today!