Thursday, April 30, 2009


My room, bottom left!!
Luxurious :) :) :)
Admiring the scenery!
Ando's famous "oval"-where some of the guys stayed
Yesterday, we took the ferry to the island of Naoshima. Naoshima is in the Inland Sea and is home to the Benesse Art Site, a series of art museums, sculptures, and pavilions. We stayed at the Benesse House Museum. It was beyond words. Designed by Tadao Ando, and overlooking the ocean, it was by far the most incredible place I have ever stayed at. The buildings were beautiful and modern. We visited the Chichu Art Museum this morning. It was also built by Ando specifically to house works by James Turell, Claude Monet, and Walter de Maria. Again, it was amazing. Unfortunately we were unable to take pictures, but I bought a souvenir book. :) It was, by far, the most amazing contemporary site we've visited and I can't wait to go back!!

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