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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Beauty in Simplicity

Many park-developers try hard to attract people, that in the end, they get confused as to what to really focus on. What results is a park with a mish-mash of features supposedly meant to make everyone happy.

Me, I prefer parks that are simple – just a place where man can bond with nature. I do not want flashy installations; just trees, flowers, ponds are fine with me. My only requirement is that it be clean and well-maintained.
And that precisely is what I got when I visited the Aichi Forest Park, a very unassuming patch of greenery in what is essentially a sleepy town called Owariasahi. It was a very simple park, but it is that simplicity that awes the visitor. The lawns were kept wide and manicured, great for those who want to play in an open field. But what fascinated me most were the raw marshlands, which at the time were filled with blossoming wild flowers. The entire place was ... picture-perfect, to say the least.

16 comments:

The Islander said...

wow! beautiful photos.
nagkasundo na pala kayo ng dslr mo. haha.
love the photo with the bench under the tree.

Ely said...

awesome. like the second and third pic.

The Gasoline Dude said...

Huwaw! Ang sarap siguro dyan mag-medidate at soul-searching. Hmmm...

BlogusVox said...

Ganyan dapat ang park, a place where you can relax, parang "black forest" sa Germany. Hindi katulad sa atin pagbinanggit mo ang "park", sa isip nang tao merong basketball court.

caryn said...

hey r-yo, these photos look amazing, sooo green! a sight for eyes sore from the monotone grey buildings and neon lights in tokyo ;-)

the donG said...

it is indeed clean there. places like that can make me go hmmm...

this place is perfect for frisbee addicts.

carlotta1924 said...

very, very beautiful place. kung may ganyang park dito sa maynila siguradong andun ako palagi.

ang cute nung first pic with the doggie amongst the field of green and yellow. =)

R-yo said...

islaman: actually, i used my Canon Digicam for this. Balak ko lang kasi sana mag-jogging. The park was a pleasant surprise.

R-yo said...

thanks Ely.

R-yo said...

Gasdude: Parang ang gaan nga ng pakiramdam sa lugar. Safe pati.

R-yo said...

caryn: oo nga. na miss ko tuloy yung bundok namin. he he.

R-yo said...

Dong: That's what I really appreciate here. they put a premium on cleanliness.

R-yo said...

Carlotta: Na timingan ko lang ang mama. na kinukunan yung doggie. cute no?

Prash said...

I agree, savage ones are more attractive and more natural !

R-yo said...

the wilder the better? sorry Prash, but my mind is digressing.. he he

Keitaro Hanazawa said...

I like the second and seventh picture. Ang refreshing sa mata. Ang sarap siguro magbasa ng libro jan.