A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
The tree-lined street in Chiyoda, in the heart of Tokyo, that flanks the Imperial Palace and the current residence of the Emperor of Japan.
Sombre, grand and bare, right? But, to me, they looked extremely graceful, stark and beautiful—so much so, that one photograph would never do justice to them, so I settled for a couple of shots. This one turned out to be my favourite.
As I walked past them, that chilly April morning, just before heading towards the serpentine queue that led to the Imperial Palace gardens, I wondered what these trees would look like, were they laden with leaves and in full bloom? Were they flowering trees? If so, what would be their colours? Would they be as grand as they seemed then?
Somehow, I was content seeing them as they were and that is what mattered the most.
What do you think of them?
Thursday Tree love is a photo feature on Parul’s blog that is hosted on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. The next edition will go live on March 12, 2020. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her post.