WPC – Building with A Million Lines

Tokyo International Forum.

Completed 3 years ahead of the millennium, this magnificent building made me amazed with its sophisticated grandeur. It is really an architectural marvel I’ve ever seen. No wonder, it needed a well-planned project that spanned over ten years before finally started to build.

Tokyo International Forum is Tokyo’s first convention and art center which consists of a glass atrium and four buildings with a different design for each.

The glass atrium made me jaw-dropped. It showcases a design of a ship supported by grand and tall pillars. Walking inside the building and looking up, cast a surreal experience for me with breathtaking patterns and lines.

The up lighted floor near Tokyo International Forum
Inside Tokyo International Forum
A Wall of Wooden lines in Tokyo International Forum
Tokyo International Forum
Tokyo International Forum


WPC – Some Details on Haeinsa Temple

There are lots of intricate colorful design on Haeinsa Temple, a religious place where Tripitaka Koreana, -the whole of Buddhist Scriptures carved onto 81.350 wooden printing-blocks since 1398-,  are enshrined. Located on a mountain as part of the Gayasan National Park, near the city of Daegu, South Korea, this beautiful temple is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Korea.

The buildings in the temple complex are amazing, the colors are so vibrant. I looked up at the roof and got a surprise, the details on it were totally stunning. And I thought about the people, the monks behind the art-work. It should not be just an art, but a way of life.

And if I notice further, on the design I could see a bird or a wing at least, a hand with an arrow and flowers, of course. Could you see those as well?


A corner of temple's roof
A corner of temple’s roof
Could you see an arrow?
Could you see an arrow?

As my entry for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge with the topic of Detail