As so often, my contribution to the weekly photo challenge is a little last minute, but still on time! And that’s what counts, after all… isn’t it?
This week’s word is harmony, and one of the most harmonious places I could think of in Hamburg is definitely the Japanese garden in the big park in the city center, called ‘Planten un Blomen’ (which is Low German for ‘Plants and Flowers’).
The Japanese garden is certainly one of my most favorite places in my hometown, and I love strolling through it, no matter in which season.
This garden was constructed by a Japanese landscape architect and is the biggest of its kind in Europe. Impressive, isn’t it? It is a wonderful place to find a relaxing atmosphere, escaping the crowds and the noise of the city.
These photos were taken last autumn, when the trees in the garden turned into beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange. This is definitely my favorite time to visit this calming place.