沉潛花園

Butchard Garden

accessed Aug 27, 2018

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*This sunken garden instantly mesmerized me in the late afternoon glow of the setting sun in 1970 when I was a young geologist looking for minerals in the Fraser Canyon and Canadian Rockies. The other-worldly beauty of the place has haunted me ever since.

*I now have come for my third -- perhaps the last -- visit after 48 years. Despite the swarming crowd from all over the world, the enchanting charm of the garden remains.

 

* Back in 1970, pamphlets of six languages including -- to my surprise then -- Chinese were displayed at the entrance. Today, the pamphlets are in 21 languages!!

 

*Back then, I was the only visitor of Chinese descent in the garden; today mandarin is loudly heard almost in every corner . How worldly reality never stays the same!

 

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Chong-Pin Lin July 12, 2018

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