Photographer's Note

This is the Japanese Garden of Buenos Aires, in Palermo. Its a beautiful place to spend some time when visiting this city.
The Gardens were created in 1967 by the Japanese community residing in Argentina, as a token of gratitude. Ten years later, the landscape artist Yasuo Inomata redesigned the Garden, inspired on the Zen gardens that are generally located at the main entrance of temples.
The garden occupies nearly two hectares (5 acres), and here you see a man-made lake that takes up 70 per cent of the whole garden, with its bridges and isles. The main isle is "The Gods Island", on the right side of the red curved bridge, or the "Good Venture Bridge".
The flora comprises 150 species, most of them brought from Japan. The main attractions of the place are the Monument to the Japanese Immigrant - as a homage to the founding community - and the Peace Bell used every year to celebrate the world peace day. The park offers also the services of an oriental food restaurant and a cultural place called "Tea House", that offers exhibitions, shows and conferences related to the Japanese culture.
This is the link to the park: http://www.jardinjapones.org.ar/

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Additional Photos by Jose A Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
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