Monday, March 30, 2009

Rock Garden - Japan

I've finally uploaded all the cards i received last week. After a week with lots and lots of card, today i got none but i guess i can't complain about it.
Last friday i've received another card from Elisabete "moonwoolf". The 1st time we traded she sent me an austrian card and now she sent me a japanese card.

This is the famous Rock Garden of Ryōan-ji, a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto. The temple is one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
"The garden is 30 meters long from east to west and 10 meters from north to south. There are no trees, just 15 irregularly shaped rocks of varying sizes, some surrounded by moss, arranged in a bed of white gravel/sand that is raked every day.
The rocks of various sizes are arranged on small white pebbles in five groups, each comprising five, two, three, two, and three rocks. The garden contains 15 rocks arranged on the surface of white pebbles in such a manner that visitors can see only 14 of them at once, from whichever angle the garden is viewed." - in:

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