the city is a garden
“マチハニワ|the city is a garden|城市即是花園”

I had chances to visit Taiwan frequently in the last few years. There, I found out that a lot of giant tropical trees such as Chinese banyan or flame tree are scattered across the city. When I am photographing the city, they appear before me unexpectedly. Sometimes, my way was blocked by a large number of potted plants. For me, the way that natural trees are intertwined with artificial structures (buildings, signs, or bridges) looks like parts of gardens depending on angles or compositions.

While Japanese gardens are spaces where people intentionally mimic natural environments by using trees, stones, or moss, etc., the Taiwanese ‘gardens’ on the streets are the ones that are made unintentionally. I think “the city is a garden”.

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