Ancient Street – Nara
Yesterday I posted about the Azabu district in Tokyo, some photos of modern streets, shopping, traffic and restaurants. Here is an altogether totally different street, a part of the long winding temple road that connects the different parts at the huge Todaiji (東大寺) temple complex in Nara. This street was laid in the middle of the seventh century, and for the last almost 1250 years it has been virtually unchanged. Repairs have been made after earthquakes, civil wars, fires, bombing raids and typhoons, but it looks today just like it must have done more than a millennia ago. I think that being able to share this experience, a man made experience, with the people alive back then is hugely important. I am glad there are places on Earth where we can allowed this shared experience.