Sunday, February 03, 2013

A Few Glimpses

of things I want to document.

Trees are wrapped with these coverings so that that the seasonal beetles will burrow into the wrapping and not the tree. Ingenious!

Fire hydrants ...careful observation solved the question as to where the hydrant was...see the grate in front and to the right of the pole saying "Fire Hydrant?" Mystery solved.

 The view of the New Sanno fountain from the girls' room....our home away from home for the next 4 days.

Another site from our window - the French Embassy....and where there's a French Embassy there is a cute little French Bakery around the corner....and Monday a.m. is the Super Bowl I think those who want to explore will come with me to bring back some game treats. 

One last note - every other time here I've  involved in planning a conference....sort of strange to be here and not be thinking about crowd movement or breakout rooms. LOL 

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Sendai's Statue

The first time I saw this statue was 3-11-2011. We were driving through Sendai on our way to Tokyo. A comment was made that someday Buddha would bow to the One True and Living God....this statue will always remind me of the quake as it happened not long after.....
See the family in the mouth of the dragon which
Buddha is standing on?
This a.m. we drove right by it and stopped. We discovered a few things:

1. The Best Western is right next to it....easy to find for future trips as needed. LOL
2. The statue houses 108 Buddha statues
3. You can climb inside of this thing....So we did!
4. Arielle really DOES NOT like to be 250 feet up in the air....
5. Walking down 12 flights of stairs, surrounded by Buddha's is a great time to recite I John...and John....

The moment we realized Arielle really did NOT want
to have to look down the stairs...but there was no
elevator we walked. 

Each floor had different statues - each one dedicated to one
of the 108 human vices which must be conquered.

Each one had some coins

Not sunshine and happiness

The little rectangle is as far up as we went -  it's over 349 M tall

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...