Saturday, April 16, 2016

in a Chinese garden























I built my hut in a zone of human habitation,
Yet near me there sounds no noise of horse or coach.
Would you know how that is possible?


A heart that is distant creates a wilderness round it.

I pluck chrysanthemums under the eastern hedge,
Then gaze long at the distant summer hills.
The mountain air is fresh at the dusk of day:
The flying birds two by two return.


In these things there lies a deep meaning;
Yet when we would express it, words suddenly fail us.

~Tao Yuanming (365-427)


photos: Taiwan
©bruce behnke 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

on the surface









taiwan

photo: ©bruce behnke 2016


Friday, April 1, 2016

from past to present to...?

exploring an old furniture warehouse in Saigon...














































photos: (c) Bruce Behnke 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

from past to present to future














Cologne, Germany
Kolner Dom (1248/1473/1880)
Koln Hauptbahnhof
Cologne Street scene

Friday, January 29, 2016

path to the universe


The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.      ~John Muir



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

a bamboo palette

in a bamboo forest

near Ito, Japan


photo:©bruce behnke 2016



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

bamboo sky



The bamboo in its simplicity expresses its usefulness. 
          Man should do the same.                                ~Kensho Furuya





photo: Shuzenji, Japan
©bruce behnke 2016