Monday, September 28, 2015

The Japanese Bridge

Studio Bonsai Livorno, Via Cecconi, Livorno
When I visited the lovely garden of the Studio Bonsai this was my favorite place: an artificial small pond with an unpainted soribashi bridge.
Studio Bonsai Livorno, Via Cecconi, Livorno
Studio Bonsai Livorno, Via Cecconi, Livorno
The pond has water lilies, fishes, and even a small artificial fall.
Studio Bonsai Livorno, Via Cecconi, Livorno
What more one can ask for on a hot summer day in town? (Photos taken last August)

See also: Studio Bonsai Livorno

15 comments:

Revrunner said...

Beautiful.

Michelle said...

What a lovely spot.

Halcyon said...

I like it too! A little oasis of peace.

Sharon Anck said...

I think this would have been my favorite spot too. I love water lilies. This is very pretty.

Lowell said...

Love Japanese gardens. This looks so nice and yes, they are wonderful places to visit on hot days. That bridge is wonderful, too!

William Kendall said...

Pretty and peaceful!

Birdman said...

One short bridge, but it keeps the feet dry.

RedPat said...

A lovely place!

Gunn said...

I can see why you liked it.
Just fantastic!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely garden. The Japanese were onto something excellent when they created the idea for such peaceful gardens.

Dina said...

Wonderful. Every town should have such a peaceful, graceful place.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful sequence, VP, I love Japanese gardens.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can see why this was your favourite spot VP, tres tranquil.

José Mendonça said...

The kind of pond I would love to have at home. Beautiful!

Jack said...

It is lovely. I visited Monet's house in Giverny last week and was struck by seeing the large number of Japanese woodcuts hanging on the walls. It helped me to appreciate how much he and other Impressionists were affected by Japanese sensibilities, including bridges like that and waterlilies.