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The Entrance

Continuing on from the previous upload of Tadao Ando's Water Temple (Mizumido):

 

"...The pool itself is filled to its outermost perimeter, forming a boundless horizon line about which it infinitely reflects its surroundings of mountains, sky, rice paddies and bamboo groves. The stillness of the water has a meditative effect and perhaps implications of a spiritual cleansing.

 

A concrete stairway which cuts the circular pool in two symmetrical halves descends down into momentary darkness from the light, below the water, and, eventually, into the sacred space of the Buddhist temple..."

 

text from www.galinsky.com

  

Awaji island, Japan.

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Taken on February 1, 2009