A Zen Garden in Grand Central Terminal

Two weeks ago marked Japan Week in NYC. To start it off, there was a small event in Grand Central Terminal that included a Zen Rock Garden as the centerpiece. People could go on it and were shown different techniques on how to rake the rocks into different designs. It was a very interesting and fun experience. The only downsides were that you could only sit outside the garden, and it was incredibly loud, so Zen wasn’t really happening, if that was what you were looking for. Here are a few of the images I took.

The full layout from the west side of the garden.

Showing how to line up the rake on the return path.

Straight and curved designs.

People stood around watching others try out the rakes.

A circle is made.

Sitting and enjoying the garden.

Taking a breather from teaching.

Making the tree stand out.

A view of the whole garden.

A demonstration begins.

A lower angle to get more of the rake and rocks in the shot.

Change the angle again to catch a different feeling.

Next up: We shall see what else catches my fancy.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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