Monday, 23 January 2012

Autumn Reminiscence - In A Foreign Country?


No Spring nor Summer hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face
                                            John Donne



I've mentioned in my earlier post that the "Autumn Reminiscence" Series will be a 7-part posts but I just cannot resist putting up one more post.
 
 
 
 
 
This is Huis Ten Bosch. It is a them park and a residential-style resort built after a 17th century Dutch town.

It makes sense to have a place that somehow paid homage to the European country and architecture seeing that Nagasaki; where this park/resort is located - was the only port open for international trade and thus begin an extremely prosperous relationship between Japan and Holland.

While you are visiting, do read the previous Autumn Reminiscence posts that was put up earlier.
Autumn Reminiscence - Lake Kinrinko
Autumn Reminiscence - Shikoku Mura
Autumn Reminiscence - Nara
Autumn Reminiscence - Ritsurin Koen
Autumn Reminiscence - Ueno Park
Autumn Reminiscence - Yanaka Cemetery
Autumn Reminiscence - Yokohama

And now, time to move on to a new season!

Before that, enjoy this haiku from a fellow blogger, HappySurfer -
Colors of autumn
Artist's delight on canvas
Forever preserved 

32 comments:

  1. Wow! I love the picture of the windmill!

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    1. Windmill + tulips = perfection. ^^

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  2. I love pictures 2, 3, and 4 best! Can print them out, frame and hang on the wall! : )

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  3. I heard about this Dutch park in Japan but I had never seen it. It looks like the real thing.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Sure looks like it. Except that there were Japanese songs blaring and Japanese spoken. ^^

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  4. I'm glad you can't count and didn't stop at 7. :D Dutch windmills and (apparently) spring flowers and red autumn berries in Japan. Love it. What are those flowers? Pansies?

    I've always wanted to go to Nagasaki to see what my Dutch forefathers got up to. I have this crazy theory that one of them had a child with a Japanese woman, took the kid back to South Africa, the kid had kids had kids ... and 300 years later I was born. That might explain my love for this country. ^^

    What? No more autumn posts? Noooooo! :(

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    1. You asking me about flowers? ;p

      Hahaha... maybe one did and went back to SA and settled. Do a research! ;p

      I can't count and it seems that I can't keep a promise too. Stay tuned. xD

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  5. It looks like you were in Holland. Windmill is very beautiful.

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  6. It really looks like Holland. There's a street in Tokyo that looks like Venice too. And lots of French stores.

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    1. A Venice-like street with lots of French stores. Interesting.

      And I bet I would be totally feel out of place there compared to being at "my" shitamachi. ^^

      Where is it?

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  7. This kind of old windmill are phasing pretty soon. Love this type of windmill and not those modern ones.

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    1. I wish I can one day see the old windmill, in the country of origin that I read about in Geography books one day, instead of just going to a resort/theme park. xD

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  8. Wish you could come visit us this Chinese New Year season :)

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    1. We visit you through your blog this year! ^^

      Happy New Year to you and family, Bengbeng! :)

      p.s. Benghui got lots of angpow already? ;)

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  9. It's still slightly disconcerting to see both an Utrecht canal and the Dom tower in a completely un-Utrecht setting :D

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    1. For someone from the Netherlands, visiting Japan and coming to this Huis Ten Bosch park, I bet it can be disconcerting.

      I think I need to visit Utrecht someday and make comparison. :)

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  10. I thought this place was foreign country. It's beautiful. :)

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    1. It's a beautiful place, but can be rather expensive to enjoy the place and facilities fully. ;p

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  11. Looks like you are in Europe and not Japan :)

    Japan Australia

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  12. Leave it to the Japanese and they will recreate these parks to make them so real...

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    1. That's true. Their attention to details can transform anything. :)

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  13. A fake Dutch village in Japan?
    Amazing!

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    1. There's a fake German village stashed away somewhere in Japan too!

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  14. Oh! You've been to Europe in your trip to Japan, as well! :D How fun! How fun! :D

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    1. a 2-in-1 trip! Even the souvenirs there are of Holland. I guess I can totally fool people into thinking I went to Holland by buying clogs at Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Japan. xD

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  15. Found it, the haiku! And such lovely, lovely images to go with it too. I am greatly humbled, Lina. Thank you so much.

    Foong has a good idea about framing them for display.

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    1. It was my pleasure to share it, HappySurfer. :)

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