Miho Museum - why I''m recycling content

First of all, I want to be absolutely clear, I never recycle content unless I'm on some shit chain and don't care about it.

If some of you are thinking, hey this image looks familiar, I've seen it before. She's recycling! Then, first of all, I want to say a big thank you for reading my posts and remembering it. Secondly, yes, I've posted this image and about this location before. So why am I posting again?
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RECYCLING CONTENT - when to do and when not to do

Before you jump in and think, Hey! she's rep 75 and been on the chain for 3 years, she's recycling content so I'm going to do it as well. STOP AND READ ON!!!!

If you created a killer piece of content and got crappy payout for it, that's just tough. That's how Hive works. Don't give up, keep on creating good content, and you will be supported sooner or later. However, if you're still not content with not getting the support you expected for that killer post (by the way, never expect anything on Hive, no one owes it to you) and want to try again, by all means, do, but don't just copy and paste the article lock stock and barrel. I guarantee you'll get lots of votes for that, except it's going to be downvotes and not upvotes.

The way to do it, if you really must, is to re-write your post again. Give it a different angle, do more research on the topic and make it more informative, maybe change your writing style, format the images, add new ones that you haven't used before, use a different layout, make it more presentable and professional looking. Basically start writing again. If you're still not getting the support you expected (remember I said never expect anything from anyone on Hive?), then move on to create other brand content. Don't dwell on one old post. And don't try this for all of your content. Remember I said killer content with crappy payout? Don't kid yourself and everyone else on Hive. Everyone has lots of content with crappy payout, but not many people have killer content with crappy payout.


MIHO MUSEUM

This post is about Miho Museum in Japan. I wrote two posts about it last year because it's such a fascinating place, an absolute gem less than 40 km away from Kyoto and little known to most people. In fact, I'm the only person who has posted about it on Pinmapple.

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Miho Museum - a controversy or Shangri La

Miho Museum has been described as a Shangri La, in fact, that was the vision its architect, the remarkable I. M. Pei. had in mind when he designed it. It's nestled in the mountains and 80% of it is built underground to ensure that it blends in with the surroundings. There's three parts to the museum as you can see from the layout below. The bottom right is the car park and reception. Here you'll find the ticket office, gift shop, cafe, toilets etc, the normal facilities you'll find in a museum. The second part, which in my opinion, is the gem of this place. That's the tunnel linking the reception to the actual museum on the other side of the mountain, the third part.

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The tunnel is only 500m long, and only takes 5 or 10 minutes to walk depending on your pace. They also offer free cart rides for those who don't want to walk. Most people choose to walk, and trust me, those who do, take a lot longer than 5 or 10 minutes. I find it difficult to describe the tunnel, here's my attempt from my previous post:

I walked slowly towards the entrance and it looked so surreal. It felt like I was embracing myself to walk into a tunnel through time and space. The lights on both sides of the tunnel were positioned behind two semi circles emitting a gentle glow. The tunnel was probably purposely designed with no markings on the ground so your eyes follow the curves of the tunnel. It was elegance at its simplest form and I was absolutely mesmerised by it.

Words are difficult to describe this, and you can find more imagines in my previous post.
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The museum building on the other side of the mountain is another remarkable structure.

The building was designed so that it blended in with the mountains and nature. The roof top was made of glass supported by steel structures and the side facing the main entrance and full length windows looking across to the mountains ahead. This allowed the maximum natural light to flow into the museum. Coupled with the limestone walls, this was probably as natural an indoor building as you could get.

My second post about Miho Museum talks more about why the museum was built here, its owner, and the controversy over the museum. It's quite fascinating actually, and I'd really urge you to give it a read.

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Ok, back to the title of this post. Why I'm recycling content. If you noticed, save for two little paragraphs, I've re-written this whole post from scratch. I added new information about the concept of recycling content. Many people seem to think it's ok to recycle old posts because now we're on Hive. That's not true. And the third reason, is what triggered me to talk about Miho Museum again. The Architecture and Design community is a new community that was started recently by @Storiesoferne and @discoveringarni. They're two architects by profession and two great travel content creators. I felt it was only right that my two posts about Miho Museum finds its home in this community where it rightly belongs.





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it’s hard to imagine so few people there before corona! Even now Japan has this travel campaign so the locals are all out and about more than usual. Few tourists getting hit by cars in Shibuya for taking crazy pictures though!!!

Shibuya is great! I must have walked back and forth about three times!!! But difficult to imagine people geting hit by cars as there are wardens then, they really must have been doing crazy stuff!

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They just want a good shot of the intersection, willing to do anything to get it :-p

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I recycle photos from time to time. Photos only. 😄

I think it depends on the intention of the post. If the intention is to farm more rewards, that's a problem. But if the intention is to produce fresh angle to an old post, there's no issue for me.

Maybe in your previous post you talked about your overall experience in the museum visit and didn't mind too much on the architecture and interior design. Now that there's a community that is solely dedicated for that, I think it's just right to post again but with the focus on architecture and design of the museum. For me, it's not recycling. It's adding fresh angle to an old post. It's an extension or branch out of the original post.

Yes, that's what I mean. There are so many angels to write something, and its using your creativity to do that, rather doing a low effort copy and paste lets milk some more rewards post.

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Wow! It made me so happy to see your post as I woke up this morning. Thank you so much for sharing this beautifully designed museum here in the community. Miho Museum is such a stunning work of architecture! What an experience walking through the tunnel as it does feel like going back through time.
It's fascinating as well to see how I.M. Pei planned the tunnel to be concealed linking the reception pavilion to the museum building. I found myself taking a walk with you there while reading. I have just read the other Miho Museum post and the controversies behind this structure are definitely a must-read.

Thanks @discoveringarni, so glad you enjoyed reading the background to Miho. I was very lucky to arrive there one late afternoon in autumn when there were not many other visitors. In fact during our walk back to the reception, there were only two other people behind us, so I manage to get some really nice images of the tunnel.

Highly recommended, both for a traveller, a museum lover and of course an architect!

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That really is a remarkable tunnel and a amazing remarkable structure 😊

Abslutely, one of the most mesmerizing places I've been to.

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Just the sort of places i like to see i got to see more of Asia when we are free to travel again 😊

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Wow!!! First and foremost, congratulations @livinguktaiwan on your first post for the Architecture+Design Community! You may have published about Japan's Miho Museum before however for this case, you purposely wore your artistic hat and rejuvenated this content with a new perspective from the eyes of an Architect and Designer. Hence, this doesn't appear to me as recycling instead, it's more about exercising our creative skills.

I.M. Pei is one of the world's sought-after and renowned Architects. Yet, after his untimely death last year, we can only take pride in his architectural legacies and the amazing projects he has left behind. He is well-known for his modern geometric styles with famous building projects like the Glass Pyramid (Louvre, Paris), Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, and the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar. Your latest article about the Miho Museum is therefore a fitting tribute to its Architect who truly deserves to be remembered and appreciated.

Thanks for your kind words @storiesoferne. I felt such a remarkable location deserves a place in this community where it appreciates the finest in the world. Although I know nothing about architecture and design, and am at the aesthetic level only, hopefully this community will help us all to learn and understand a bit more about these areas. So glad you guys started it.

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Looks like an interesting place and I have to say, I've missed your posts about it. Glad I could catch it tonight. You just keep posting travel posts 😉

Thanks Erikah! I think some of my best post were my earlier ones, plus no more travelling now, so that doesn't help either 😔

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