accessed Aug 27, 2018
*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!
Chong-Pin Lin July 12, 2018