It’s been grey today and so I thought I’d dip into last year’s photos.  I took these shots on 15 April 2009 at the wonderful Gardens of the World in the Erholungspark Marzahn, on a day-trip with Keren.  These pictures transport me to a free day with no lessons to teach, and time to sit on a bench in a Chinese pagoda, or to stroll around the Japanese zen garden, millions of miles away from work and worry.  Although Marzahn is parodied and avoided as the sink-estate of Berlin, it contains a piece of paradise in this other-worldly park.