Friday 21 May 2010

Perfection in the Japanese garden

One cannot immagine that vandals had destroyed this garden last year...just for fun.  
Clingendael Estate
The Hague


Dina said...

Pity the poor people who have such a need to destroy.

But it has become a serene place once more. May it remain so perfect.

Unknown said...

Cant believe they did it Diederick.
Who could destroy such beauty.

Mandy said...

Gosh, that is terrible. Was this photo taken before or after the damage? I mean... has the damage been repaired?

This is a stunning photo of a beautiful venue!

brattcat said...

What a serene place. Isn't it surprising (and heartbreaking) that it didn't have that effect on the vandals?

Diederick Wijmans said...

Thank you all friends for your comments!!
It was terrible that such a spot was subject to vandalism. It is hard to believe that people would do such a thing. This photo was taken two weeks ago, some time after the garden had been restorated.

Brenda's Arizona said...

My brain screams "WHO? WHY?". Your calmness and the garden's serenity return me to peace. Thank you for the story and lovely photo!

Unknown said...

I liked this photo so much, I had a replica built on the southeast lawn!

Diederick Wijmans said...

Thank you for your kind words, Brenda!!

That is great, Steve!! Immediate action, that's what I like!

Virginia said...

I'm always amazed at the need for destruction that some have. So very sad. I'm glad it was restored to this lovely scene.