The plan is to include all the parks and gardens (that are interesting) that I have visited. Show some personal photos and dig out the history of the site.
The Gyoen entry below is a rough draft copied from an entry in my blog.
Shinjuku Gyoen National GardenGyoen was visited last time, actually on the morning after arriving. So we (except me, of course, who was still high on being in Nippon – and remained so for most of the rest of the vacation) were all somewhat tired, and so at least for me, the memory of walking in the park remains a bit fuzzy. I can mostly remember focusing a lot on taking pictures, a lot of them, many identical and many with slight focusing problems and with a skewed angle. Somehow I managed not to take pictures upright that day, but with an angle of a few degrees, like I was leaning to one side all the time. The picture of the clock tower has been slighty corrected for that. The tower, by the way is visible from Harajuku and farther, and is a very prominent landmark (if one gets high enough) for Shinjuku.