Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Japanese Gardens

This photograph was taken in Kyoto, Japan, the city that happens to be the setting for the captivating, fictional story Memoirs of a Geisha. It must be such a breathtaking experience to walk through one of these gardens and I would love to visit one at some point in my life. It is these kinds of places that allow us to contemplate how humanity desires to encapsulate nature into a controlled space for the sake of creating an environment to appreciate the beautiful. I suppose a garden is like an outdoor museum, constructed to showcase nature. As a society, do we sometimes find these constructed displays of nature more beautiful than mother earth's untouched and original displays?

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