Do you have somewhere in your hometown that you've always meant to visit, but somehow never got around to stepping inside? I'm this way with the Chinese Gardens. Well, I was... For some reason or another, I just never got around to it before now. I'm glad I finally did though, it's really beautiful inside. Sure, it's not as vast as the Botanic Gardens (or Central Park!), so you never quite 'escape' the city, there are always high-rises looming overhead and the shrill screeching of sirens and car horns. It's quite a strange sensation, having one of your senses describe chaos and another serenity. It was raining on my visit, which made it all the more beautiful.