Balboa Park in San Diego, California has many beautiful areas, museums and gardens. Today we are going for a walk round the Japanese Friendship Garden. The garden started just as a teahouse, built for the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition, but now covers 12 acres of the park.
It was a beautiful day when we visited and we took a slow meander along the paths, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of the pools, river and waterfalls.
I am, cheekily, linking this post with two other bloggers. First with Jude’s Garden Challenge, for which I have not contributed anything for quite a while. This month she has invited us to share Urban spaces and, as this garden is in the city of San Diego, it fits the bill perfectly. The second link is to Jo’s Monday Walk, which I haven’t taken part in for a while either. There isn’t much description for this walk, because I didn’t want to intrude on the peace and tranquility of it with my chatter. The Japanese garden is the sort of place where you quietly think your own thoughts, perhaps sitting on a bench for a little while admiring the view, or walking in quiet contemplation along the paths. I hope you feel calmer for your visit.