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Project Ĝardenjo
[dj a r d ε n d͡ʒ o]

The garden in Esperanto language

(International language created in 1887 by Ludwik Zamenhof)

Ĝardenjo offers walkers the opportunity to cross three gardens representing three states of mind, Peace, Love and Joy.

The walk is primarily a game of course, leaving the choice of one path rather than another, and thus giving the opportunity to return to the state of innocence of childhood. Then, the walker will instinctively experiment again the path of the gardens as he wants, more free but more aware, in which his impressions would lead him to a state of questioning on the balance between three states of the soul. Finally, he is invited to contemplate the equilibrium of the states of the soul, putting him into a well-being proper to paradise.

The paths are drawn in three off-center circles, communicating in some places by corridors and bridges. These circles are not represented by the alleys and are bordered by the gardens of Peace, Love and Joy which balance allows infinite happiness. The walk in Ĝardenjo, from one circle to another, will lead the visitor to go along or cross the three gardens.

The first garden, (The Peace garden), is a field of olive trees, with feet covered with plants with green-gray foliage and variegated with white. The Love garden is an orchard of apple trees, set in color by soft green foliage and green variegated with cream. While The Joy garden garden, dominated by mimosas, is planted with a profusion of flowers highlighted by foliage green-yellow, gold and bronze, punctuated with red bark.

The rule of the game is simple: at the entrance, the walker chooses one of three accesses, opening on three courses which are staked with three doors anchored in the path and which will allow the walker to change lanes or continue on the path . In any case, Ĝardenjo offers an experience of the three gardens with different points of view. The playful experience of the choices that the walker has to make brings a new sense of innocence.

The game gives the knowledge of the garden map. The walker naturally feels like going through the three gardens again by opening the doors that he would not have opened yet. A repeated walk, like a renaissance, in which the visitor experiences the mixed feelings of lightness, freedom and wisdom bringing a poetic reading of the gardens.

The circuit puts the visitor into a childlike feeling at first, then poetic and finally contemplative, the gardens let themselves be seen from three rounded benches, matching the corners of the area, on which the walker relaxes and meditates on the balance of three states of the soul. A contemplation accentuated by the movement of water of a fountain, placed in the center of The Peace garden , composed of three forms in suspension, taking again the symbols of the three gardens, the olive branch for the peace, the apple for the love and the branch of mimosa for the joy.

The first element, the olive branch coming onto the apple, which then comes onto the branch of mimosa. The fountain represents the balance of the states, represented by the three gardens that the walker experiences in his pilgrimage, and thus approaches the ineffable happiness of paradise.

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