Thursday, February 23, 2006

Grass And Trees

Saw these stunning pictures of temples overrun by trees. As the author describes it

It is amazing what nature does over time. These enormous trees are standing right on the buildings. There is something fascinating with nature reclaiming buildings, the decadence.... something similar to Piranesis early work...

And there is the other extreme where nature is coerced into meek submission. Every inch of land is landscaped beyond recognition.

Grass doesn’t just grow anymore, it has to be aerated. Beds must be mulched. Paths require lighting. It’s as if we want our yards to be as groomed as a Crate & Barrel living room. The catalog offers outdoor furniture as well, so this just might be possible.

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