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Hello! New member here :) My friend [personal profile] moem suggested that I'd post the pictures I took from my trip to Hannover here too.
A friend of my lives in Hannover. Since we're both interested in 'all things Japanese', we went to see the Hiroshima memorial (Hannover's sister city is Hiroshima) and the Japanese garden. The weather wasn't very good, but the pictures turned out nice me thinks :)

This is the site of the Hiroshima Gedenkhain. I'd expected something completely different, but this was even better I think. Between lots of cherry trees there's a stone from Hiroshima, plus two wooden structures.

Here's the goddess Kannon on the stone from Hiroshima; she's the Buddhist goddess of compassion.

This is the 'creepy hands' momument as I called it; it has the shape of the peace sign.

And a picture of the wooden structure on the site, which I don't know what it is.

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The gorgeous Stadtpark houses a small but lovely Japanese garden. Here's an overview of the park;

Some more pictures of the Stadtpark; [ 1 ], [ 2 ], [ 3 ].

Here's the entrance of the so called Teegarten, as seen from inside.

There's only one lantern in the garden, with a 'washing basin' in the front.

This is the tea house itself. It was now closed, but there are often tea ceremonies held.

And here are more pictures of the Japanese garden;
- the ceremonial waste bin
- overview
- as seen from the gate in the fence
- bamboo fence
- the lantern
- tea house
- pine with weight
- pine again
- big pine
- do not walk on the grass
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