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Fly like Angels!

Thank you Daily Post contributors for many years of great prompts and responses. I’m deeply disappointed this is stopping and grateful for many years of inspiration.

I’m reposting this beautiful girl who has captured my heart and how she reminds me daily how enlivening play is and how life is where we are rather than in the stream of seemingly endless thoughts.

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Trees for the Earth. Let’s get planting — Earth Day Theme for 2016

Architecture at its best!

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After inserting the Miho Museum building in the beautiful mountain site, I.M.Pei wanted to replace the mountain along with 7,000 trees and other plantings. And, he did. 

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The Miho Museum is located in southeast of Kyoto, Japan.

Photo source: Archdaily 

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In 1991, I.M. Pei accepted the commission from Mrs. Koyama. When Pei saw the mountainous location that the Miho Museum would be, Mr. Pei recalled a classic Chinese poetry entitled the “Peach Blossom Spring” written by Tao Yuan Ming in the 4th century. Pei’s idea was to bring the joy of discovering the Peach Blossom to visitors at their arrival.

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Challenges:

The most formidable difficulties was providing access to the mountainous site. The next one was to accommodate the 187,500 sq ft of space and to preserve the landscape of the mountains.

Solution:

Pei decided to provide a theatrical sense of arrival using a combination of a 660 ft tunnel dug through an adjacent mountain and a 400…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Love’s love.

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I immediately thought of our visit with the mountain gorillas in Rwanda when I saw this week’s challenge, “Serenity.”  Serene is the first word that always comes to mind when I think of that visit to these incredible and gentle animals.  It was a rare privilege indeed to be able to spend an hour with this family as they went about their normal routine….

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