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Drum Bridge in Japanese Garden

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 16 May 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Japanese Garden at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis incorporates the use of traditional Japanese bridges, intended not solely as a means of crossing from island to shore, but to provide points where garden visitors can enjoy viewing the water, the reflections of sunlight on foliage and the fish swimming below.

The first of these is the Drum Bridge, or Taikobashi, which connects Teahouse Island with the northwest mainland. Its name alludes to its round shape, which completes a circle in its own reflection in the water. It is constructed of redwood and is left unpainted to preserve its natural appearance. Bronze caps topping the four posts at each end of the Drum Bridge are called giboshi.

Photo captured May 4, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 160 93 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very romantic view.

16 May 2014 5:21am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Lovely colours in a typical spring picture!

16 May 2014 5:48am

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

a colorful paradise
nice frame

16 May 2014 8:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A glorious vibrant image and beautiful Zen-like mood of tranquility.

16 May 2014 10:37am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Excellent photo: light and the colors are gorgeous.

16 May 2014 11:47am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lush colors, gorgeous light and a superb image

16 May 2014 4:55pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful photo !!!

16 May 2014 5:38pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

It looks so serene and peaceful there.

16 May 2014 6:07pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Gorgeous scene. The greens make it so inviting.

16 May 2014 7:02pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Gorgeous colors and lovely light. A very romantic place here!

16 May 2014 9:12pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Lovely colours. That looks like a great place for a stroll.

16 May 2014 11:49pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous light, color and reflections. What a beautiful place! The next time I visit St. Louis, I need to go there!

17 May 2014 1:03am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Cjharmant pont de bois accompangé des deux buissons sueprbe.

17 May 2014 2:18am

Diana from San Francisco, United States

It made me thinking about Monet's The Japanese Bridge. I like it ,Well done.

17 May 2014 3:57am

Langevine from Angers, France

oh agréable

17 May 2014 7:26am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Agréable balade bucolique.)

17 May 2014 12:07pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Beautiful composition. I will have to go there sometime.

17 May 2014 1:22pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Charmant pont et vue un endroit bucolqiue sueprbe vue et iamge

17 May 2014 2:33pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The bridges are beautiful objects that enhance the beauty of the garden plants. Nice photo.

17 May 2014 3:03pm

Patrick M. from France, France

A very nice garden with typical bridge

17 May 2014 6:55pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow ... stunning capture! Beautiful vibrant colors and scene full of life!

17 May 2014 8:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous photo. I love the spectacular bridge.

17 May 2014 11:28pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Wonderful !!
Like a painting .

18 May 2014 1:10pm

CreatednotFound from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Such a beautiful photo of a beautiful place!

18 May 2014 4:09pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I love the vibrant mood you capture here.

19 May 2014 9:58am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very nice compo, love the bright colors.

19 May 2014 11:01am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well done indeed

19 May 2014 12:44pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Stunning rendition of the colors. A splendid image.

19 May 2014 6:15pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

this is absolutely gorgeous Steven, I love the color and stillness of the water!

19 May 2014 11:27pm

Marc from Granby, Canada

Very Nice Color this could make a lovely painting nicely done Steven.

27 May 2014 1:30pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, colors, lighting & reflections!
L O V E L Y !!!!

27 May 2014 4:02pm

franz from Baden, Austria

lovely compo and colours again ... what a tranquil and sooting place this seems to be !

28 May 2014 11:48am

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