Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stairways to the sky

The Rice Terraces of the Phillipines, China and Japan.
These images represent a unique agro-technical method of building which was created thousands of years ago by rural village communities in arduous hard graft with primitive equipment. The final product is a breathtaking example of human ingenuity.


  1. I have always enjoyed the rise terraces. Amazing pictures Mr.

    I think I would love to see some gardens in a spa being inspired by the rise terraces of course with a nice therapeutic pool in the center

  2. Agreed! That would be very tranquil.

  3. this is a great collection of pictures. maybe made into great wallpaper too, something drawn. just an idea..

    all the best,

  4. Like looking at a topography (sp?) map. Amazing.

  5. I was visiting most of those rise field that are on the pictures most of them are in china , in real it's unreal ! the size is so big that what your eyes see you brain need sometime to process . this people are trully builders !