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Drum Bridge in Japanese Garden

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 25 March 2015 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 1/30 second F/22.0 ISO 100 78 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Verdure, endroit calme et serein.
Splendide. )

25 Mar 2015 7:27am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a beautiful composition this creates . .

25 Mar 2015 7:33am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

What a beautiful place! The Japanese are the best for the beautiful gardens everywhere in the world!
Have a nice day

25 Mar 2015 8:32am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A beautiful and serene image - bravo!

25 Mar 2015 8:34am

Laurette from Lonehill - Fourways, South Africa

Simply gorgeous !! The framing and color combinations are beautiful. Love it !

25 Mar 2015 9:48am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

interestingly composed and lovely colour/texture

25 Mar 2015 10:29am

Age from McAllen, United States

Beautiful, interesting how it looks completely still even though there are different elements at work here like water and wind

25 Mar 2015 11:28am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle passerelle de bois et les abres tout rouge sueprbe
Belle journée
Nic.

25 Mar 2015 12:06pm

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Nice colours, nice place. I like this pic.

25 Mar 2015 1:25pm

nafisa from bangalore, India

Lovely colors

25 Mar 2015 2:55pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

A fine capture of the attractive bushes and color in the garden. What an appealing place to visit.

25 Mar 2015 3:13pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Very pretty

25 Mar 2015 3:33pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid colors ! Beautiful .

25 Mar 2015 4:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Sharp and colorful -= lovely image

25 Mar 2015 5:20pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Very beautiful composition with colors.

25 Mar 2015 7:29pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful set of colors on this beautiful and pleasant scenery, and fantastically composed image.

25 Mar 2015 8:02pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

So beautiful. Lovely view.

25 Mar 2015 9:21pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

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

25 Mar 2015 10:28pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Absolutely gorgeous ... love the dense colored foliage and setting ... a very beautiful place! Awesome shot!

25 Mar 2015 11:31pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is just beautiful! I love the bridge. The trees are just beautiful! What a lovely and elegant place!

26 Mar 2015 1:43am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is gorgeous. You are so lucky to get to shoot there.

26 Mar 2015 3:17am

Malaura from France

Avant même de voir le titre, on ressent au fond de soi l'ambiance japonaise, tout en douceur et en finesse. Merveilleux !

26 Mar 2015 9:46pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I've seen so many shots of this garden that, at times, I really have the feeling I'VE BEEN THERE....which is only an illusion, of course! But...it is a very beautiful garden with the right combination of plants for colours.

1 Apr 2015 9:40am