Thursday, September 6, 2012
Osaka Garden in Chicago
I have lived in Chicago for six years now and just recently heard about this magical place called Osaka Garden. It lies behind the Museum of Science & Industry on Wooded Island. Once you enter this serene place, you will quickly forget that you are in a bustling city.
I don't think I have ever connected with nature like I did at the garden. Granted it has been awhile since I have made an attempt, but I really didn't want to leave. It was so peaceful and like being in another world. I took photos, sat on a few rocks to let my mind soak it in, and followed a bird along the shoreline. The bird was a black-crowned night heron and it was so content with searching for food, that it couldn't be bothered with me closely watching and taking photos.
I highly recommend visiting Osaka Garden whether you are a local or a visitor. I think the photos lend the reasoning behind my recommendation. I look forward to going back soon for some relaxation and meditation.