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Day 4, July 19 - Worship & Gardens+

Sunday July 17th, 09 - After attending Worship service at Good Shepherd Community Church,
  Mike Bruening and I spent the afternoon in Washington Park visiting the Japanese Garden,
  the International Rose Test Garden and the Oregon Holocaust Memorial. The day was wraps
  up with a tour of and late meal in Gladstone. Oregon - See right >
Park in Gladstone, Oregon


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Good Shepherd North Entrance View from The Rose Garden Japanese Garden - flat Garden A International Rose Test Garden - Red Rose Holocaust Memorial - History Way
Good Shepherd
12 photos
Rose Garden View
3 photos
Japanese Garden
107 photos
Rose Test Garden
34 photos
Holocaust Memorial
15 photos
Tour of the
Japanese Garden
With Map
The Flat Garden West of PavilionStrolling Pond GardenThe Kashintei Tea Housemoss in the Natural GardenSand and Stone GardenOne Natural Garden sittingPorltand Japanese Garden Icon


Good Shepherd Community Church - Boring Oregon
  This morning we attended service at Pat Roach’s Church – A church that is similar in size and belief to
  Christ Community in Omaha. Pastor Alan Hlavka, give the sermon Lessons learned Through Trials: Esther.

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   Music & Sermon in the
   Worship Center

Right:
   Afterward, Mike Bruening visits
   with Pat in the Common Ground
   Coffee Shop.
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  Street side flower
  Staff on Sign
  Sign & US Flag
  North Entrance
Patrick Roach and Roberta Kollmorgan were marriage in this church on August 16th, 2007
  Some thumbnail are displayed out of order for better presentation.



 
Washington Park Washington Park Map
Following church and lunch at Costco. this afternoon Mike Bruening and I visited the Japanese
Garden
, International Rose Test Garden and Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park.


View from The Rose Garden

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of Downtown & Mt Hood from the top of the
Rose Garden, left, after a north dive thru
Washington Park ‘Forest’, right, from US 26.*

*see Leaving Portland on July 17-Day on the Coast
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Portland Japanese Garden Facebook
  Our first stop in Washington Park is the premier Japanese Garden in the United State. I have
  heard, it is the most beautiful and Authentic Japanese Garden in world outside of Japan.
  Porltand Japanese Garden Icon


 
The Five
Gardens

 
The Flat Garden West of Pavilion
Flat
Strolling Pond Garden
Stroll
The Kashintei Tea House
Tea Garden
moss in the Natural Garden
Natural
Sand and Stone Garden
Sand & Stone
Japanese Garden Map
Map
 


We walk the winding path up the from the Antique Gate to the Admission Gate .

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Outside gate
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My friend Mike
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   The winding path

Below:
   Admission Gate
 
Above:
   Parking lot sign

Right:
   The Antique Gate
 
 
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From path above
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Garden info
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Entrance Plaza


  Flat Garden, Pavilion & Overlook
    We walked counter clockwise around the Pavilion, temporary joining a tour.
    The Flat Garden is on the Westside, while Downtown / Mt Hood Overlook is on eastside.

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The Flat Garden
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More of the...
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The Flat Garden
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Westside
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The Overlook
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Mike & Steve
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Eastside
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Left
  Pavilion eastside
  Railing detail

Other Deck Picture
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North of Pavilion   The  Poetry Stone


  Stroll Garden
    We took a slow walk thru the Wisteria Arbor, passing the Sapporo Pagoda and Heavenly Fall
    & Pond and over the Zig Zag Bridge to the Moon bridge over the strolling Pond Garden. More Info

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Wisteria Arbor
frames...
P7190982 P7190990 P7190992 ... The
Sapporo Pagoda

a gift from
Portland Sister city,
Sapporo Japan
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Water feature
View the
Heavenly Fall & Pond
from the ...
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lends north to
the Tea Garden
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  Strolling Pond Garden
    After visiting the Tea Garden, We walk over the Moon Bridge and around the Strolling Pond Garden.

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Above:
  
Strolling Pond Garden

Above Right:
   View from Moon Bridge

Right:
 
view of the Moon Bridge
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   Some thumbnail are displayed out of order for better presentation.


  Tea Garden & ...
    After crossing the Zig Zag Bridge in the Stroll Garden, we walked thru a covered gate to the outer tea garden.

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The Covered Gate of the outer Tea Garden Path to bamboo gate & Tea house  


  Tea House

    We looked at the Tea House, after walking around the Strolling Pond Garden and over the Moon bridge.
    This Tea House, named Kashintei (Flower-Heart Room) is gift from Portland Sister city. Sapporo Japan. More info
   
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  Natural Garden to ....
    Next we walk thru this Garden to the Stone Garden. This hillside garden is the newest and most
    contemporary of Gardens. It use plants that no normally use in a Japanese Garden. More Info.

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 Stone Brock
 
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Moss Garden


  Sand and Stone Garden
    This interesting Garden is smallest and driest of the five Gardens.
    It can be view from above from a point on the path south of the Pavilion.

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 More
Stone Garden
Information
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  Exit thru Natural Garden
   After visiting the Stone Garden, We spend more time exploring the fascinating Natural Garden.
   Than it was time to head out to the Rose Garden.

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Moss Garden
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Waterfall
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  More of the Moss Garden
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   Just exit the Admission Gate.

 Left:
   The Antique Gate from the path above.


International Rose Test Garden
   Mike Bruening and my next stop in Washington Park is the rose garden across the street.
   We explored the garden top to bottom, including the Queens Walk and Side Gardens.
Portland International Rose Garden Map - Gold Medal GardenPortland International Rose Garden Map


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I'm smelling a rose
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elevated Miniature Rose Beds
near the garden entrance.
Found in 1917, it is one of the 24
AARS Rose Test site in United States
 


  Frank E Beach Sculpture
    This Sculpture design by Lee Kelly, honors the rose enthusiast, Frank E. Beach,
    who was credited with calling Portland the “City of Roses”.

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between the Rose
Garden entrance and
Royal Rosaria Garden

 
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  Queens Walk & Lower Garden
    The bronze plagues in the Queens walk, left photo, at the foot of garden are inscribed
    with names of each year Rose Festival Queens. This tradition began in 1907.

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  Side Gardens ... including Royal Rosaria Garden - not pictured here

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Shakespearian Garden ...  .... Sweep Gold Medal Garden & Gazebo

  Addition View of Portland

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Oregon Holocaust Memorial
  On way south thru Washington Park, Mike Bruening and I visited the Holocaust Memorial.

It is dedicated to Oregon Holocaust Survivors. The walk from the bench to the craved wall is emotional.
The scattered artifacts on the bench and the walk made me feel like I was a Jew that was snapped up by
the Nazi on a moments notice. The saying on the wall reinforced the value of the Jew’s Life – depressing.
I hope man wont do this to follows man again!



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what is left ...
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... behind?
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 Holocaust Survivors..
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... quotes & feeling
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Holocaust History
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Path & Bench


Tour of Gladstone
  This evening, Our host Pat & Roberta Roach, gave us a tour of their town, Gladstone Oregon,
  Just south of Portland Mike Bruening and 1 treat them to meal at Chang’s Mongolian Grill.

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   Looking NE - E Clackamas Blvd view of
   the Clackamas River, upstream from ...

 Right:
   82nd street Walking bridge to Oregon City
 
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Portland 2009 Trip - Day 4, July 19 - Worship & Washington Park Gardens+

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