Yu Garden Oasis

The Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Genesis 2:8 (NASB)

The Yu Garden is an oasis in Old Shanghai built first in 1559, and has been a part of Chinese history of war from the Opium War to WWII when the Japanese damaged it.   

The restored Koi fishponds were lovely and enjoyed by all generations. The coolness of the trees and the beauty of the flowers gave us a break from the city outside.

What is your oasis? Why are there gardens and green space in cities? 


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