Day 1057

Garden of Meditation

November 21st, 2014

The Garden of Meditation is another relic of the 1964-65 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows. Today it's just a modest green space with a walking path, but it used to contain a little pond as well. The large plaque above, featuring a quotation from Francis Bacon's "Of Gardens", is joined by a few smaller stones (two identical sets of three different stones) engraved with references to Bible verses: Numbers 6, verses 24-26 (the priestly blessing, which inspired Mr. Spock's Vulcan salute); Micah 6, verse 8; and Romans 12, verses 10 and 12.

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