This is a picture of the Japanese Garden in Holland Park, London.
It is a pretty tranquil spot in a busy part of London.
A garden is a special thing. It connects us to nature and often sited in the middle of a busy city as far removed from nature as it is possible to get.
It can also be, as this garden is, a way of bridging between cultures and countries.
This garden was a gift from the Japanese government to the british people.
A Japanese garden is very different from an English garden, but both are beautiful and both can bring peace in troubled times.