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    "Time/Timeless/No Time," by Walter De Maria, 2004

    Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima

    Naoshima is a small fishing island off the southern Japan coast on the Seto Inland Sea, between Honshu and Shikoku, within eyeshot of the city of Takamatsu.

    During the 1990s, the Benesse Corporation, a Japanese texbook publisher, partnered with architect Tadao Ando to create Benesse Art Site Naoshima, a series of spectacular contemporary art museums designed around the theme of "Nature and Art." (There's a nice summary of the place here.)

    Shrewdly, they also built the museums with hotel rooms in which visitors can stay.

    No less shrewdly, we stayed. It was superb.

    zitronvert, thedaniel, scottjlowe, and 53 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. zitronvert ages ago | reply

      This place looks superbe !
      Kubrick's 2001 space odyssey mais en rond :-))

    2. Lucyver ages ago | reply

      Very good!!

    3. Telstar Logistics ages ago | reply

      This room was magnificient. And yes, Z, it was VERY Kubrick 2001, mais en rond!

    4. Daniel Tellman ages ago | reply

      This is simply ... SUPERB !!!

    5. Cheap Camera Tricks ages ago | reply

      What everyone else said. Whew. This is a knockout. Faved.

    6. honjooshi58 ages ago | reply

      The lighting and contrast is fantastic!

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