Today was a perfect day for a good 15 mile ride on the River Trail. The weather was perfect. I stopped at the halfway point in downtown Little Rock and snapped some shots of the H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden.
A $1.4 million project saluting the martial arts while serving as a symbol of friendship between South Korea and America; honors the founder of the American Taekwondo Association (ATA); a gift to Arkansas by the family of the late H.U. Lee, founder of the ATA, whose international headquarters are in Little Rock. The 80-ton Douglas fir gate was handcrafted by South Korea artisans and leads to a garden, a nine-foot tall fountain and reflective pool, a bust of Eternal Grand Master Lee, a nine-foot-tall wall of vision, and numerous statues and educational artifacts explaining martial arts.