March 20, 2010

Reflection on the Monument



This is a monument given to Tokorozawa from the local Tokorozawa Rotary Club, in honor of the city being the 'birthplace of aviation in Japan.' The words 'A Tokorozawa Filled With Culture' are written on the monument, under the drawing of the first airplane to take flight in Japan, the Henri Farman Biplane, in 1910.

See other reflections from around the world at Weekend Reflections.

13 comments:

Beth Niquette said...

How very beautiful. I love this photo with its straight lines and mysterious reflection--what a lovely choice for Reflections Weekend.

Clytie said...

In a way this is a double reflection ... the beautiful physical one and a historical reflection as well.

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Lenola Daily Photo said...

great observation Kaori!
The warm reflection on the metal is a delightful vision.

Brava!

T. Becque said...

How beautiful - I thought the trees on the sign were part of the sign until I saw the reflection.

mbkatc230 said...

Great capture! I too thought that the trees were part of the engraving. Beautiful shot. Kathy

VioletSky said...

Great juxtaposition between modern and old design.
And very good composition - the reflection is perfectly aligned.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is forwarding the link to this post to Leif Hagen at Eagan Daily Photo. Leif is very active in the Rotary there. «Louis» is not currently a member of the Rotary, but has been in the past and still admires the work they do around the world.

arabesque said...

wow, i've never seen a reflection as pretty as this, it almost looks like a good background.
very keen eye you have there. ^0^

Leif Hagen said...

Great to see some Rotary accomplishments in Japan, too! I stayed with some Rotary families while I was a teacher in Gero, Gifu-ken in 1990!

VP said...

A perfect reflection on a very polished surface.

James said...

Very interesting and historic reflection.

Kaori said...

Hi everyone, thank you for the lovely comments! I thought the Rotary had great taste in monuments and had to take a shot :D

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