Artist and friend Jamie Newton writes:
You asked for it.
Here’s a shot from Portland’s Japanese Garden. It’s a really wonderful garden, less ostentatious than it’s neighbor the Rose Garden. Both are big tourist attractors.
This is one of the doorways. I had a much more ‘touristy’ and kitschy shot ready to send you and just couldn’t bring myself to attach it. Photographs never seem quite the right response to this garden and yet I continue to take them (fewer, though, I’ve noticed, as time goes along – maybe I’m becoming less of a tourist there).