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Human interaction with nature, with the landscape has not always lasted for centuries and millennia, and is not always "natural-conscious" in nature. The trace in nature remains not only from man's rural labor, and his labor is not only shaped by nature: sometimes man consciously seeks to transform the landscape around him by building gardens and parks.

Gardens and parks create a kind of "ideal" interaction between man and nature, "ideal" for every stage of human history, for every creator of a garden and park work.

Garden art is the most fascinating and most affecting of all the arts. This statement seems strange at first glance. It's kind of hard to agree with him. Why, indeed, should garden art be more effective than poetry, literature in general, philosophy, theater, painting, etc.? But think impartially and recall your own impressions of visiting our most cherished historical parks, even if neglected.

You go to the park to relax - without resistance to surrender to the experience, to breathe in the clean air with its fragrance of spring or autumn, flowers and herbs. The park surrounds you on all sides. You and the park are facing each other, the park opens up to you all new views: glades, bosses, alleys, perspectives - and you, walking, only make it easier for the park to show itself. You are surrounded by silence, and in the silence with a special sharpness appears the noise of spring leaves in the distance or the rustling of fallen autumn leaves under your feet or you hear birdsong or the light crackle of a twig near you, some sounds come upon you from afar and create a special sense of space and spaciousness. All your senses are open to receive impressions, and the change of these impressions creates a special symphony of colors, volumes, sounds and even sensations that air, wind, fog, dew brings you...

But what does it have to do with a person? - ask me. After all, this is what nature brings you, what you can perceive, and even with more power, in the woods, in the mountains, by the sea, not just in the park.
No, gardens and parks are that important frontier where man and nature come together. Gardens and parks are equally important - in the city and outside the city. It is no coincidence that there are so many wonderful parks in our native Moscow region. There is nothing more exciting, fascinating, exciting than to bring the human into nature, and to introduce nature solemnly, "by hand" into human society: look, admire, rejoice.

Dmitry LikhachevLetters about good and beautiful