The Japanese Garden aka Garden of the Phoenix is a treasured sanctuary in the belly of the urban beast of Chicago.
The intelligent landscaping obscures lines of sight to the industry and commerce lurking nearby, thus out of sight is out of mind.
Unique species of plant and tree are serene and well cared for on this island, apparently having attained if not enlightenment, at least equilibrium.
The waterfall is probably Chicago’s largest now that the waterfall on the North Branch of the Chicago River is being reconfigured.
I like to think there is still a peace to be found out here, perhaps beside the falling water.