Escapade 2014 - Moerenuma Park (Day 4)

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On our drive to Furano, we stopped by Moerenuma Park which is a beautiful park designed by a Japanese-American architect, Isamu Noguchi. We expected the sky to be clear and beautiful after the rain but was disappointed to find out that it was rather hazy and grey. It seemed that good weather wasn't something we were going to have in our trip. 

We rented out bikes at the park and rode around enjoying the amazing park landscapes.

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Most of the park was designed around pyramids and different triangular shapes. It felt like I was riding around in a large canvas.
 

Sony 35mm f1.8

Sony 35mm f1.8

Overlooking the glass pyramid "Hidamari" in the park Sony 35mm f1.8

Overlooking the glass pyramid "Hidamari" in the park
Sony 35mm f1.8

Sony 35mm f1.8

Sony 35mm f1.8

Sony 35mm f1.8

Sony 35mm f1.8

I am a sucker for lines and shapes. The park provided plenty of that :) 
 

Sony 35mm f1.8

Sony 35mm f1.8

Initially, I thought that was a sundial but not sure what that statue really is now that I look at it. 
 

Samyang 12 mm f2.0

Samyang 12 mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Gotta hate those hazy skies :(
 

Sony 20mm f2.8

Sony 20mm f2.8

Sony 20mm f2.8

Sony 20mm f2.8

Sony 20mm f2.8

Sony 20mm f2.8

Sony 20mm f2.8

Sony 20mm f2.8

Near the entrance of the park there is a huge water fountain show. The crowd gathered around the fountain enjoying the show and cooling down from the summer sun. 
 

Sony 35mm f1.8

Sony 35mm f1.8

Sony 20mm f2.8

Sony 20mm f2.8

Sony 35mm f1.8

Sony 35mm f1.8

Sony 35mm f1.8

Sony 35mm f1.8

This is the famous glass pyramid "Hidamari" in the park. It was very nice to be indoor in an air conditioned place after riding around the park on our bikes. The inside was also pretty amazing. 

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Sony 20mm f2.8

Sony 20mm f2.8

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

Samyang 12mm f2.0

There was this TV that would make these weird ambient noises depending on how people would press the switches.
 

People having fun with switches Samyang 8mm f2.8

People having fun with switches
Samyang 8mm f2.8

Samyang 8mm f2.8

Samyang 8mm f2.8

Sony 20mm f2.8

Sony 20mm f2.8

We returned our bikes after finishing checking out the park. The park was a nice small afternoon getaway before continuing our long ride to Furano.

To be continued...