The Lan Su Chinese Garden occupies a walled block in the Old Town Chinatown district of Portland, Oregon. It's a short walk from where I live, but I'd been there only a couple of times in the past few years. Recently I thought it might be a good subject for a photo project, so I went there last Monday, when I figured—correctly—that crowds would be at a minimum. I was not disappointed: it's a visually remarkable place. I'll be posting photos from that visit for the next few days, and plan to return regularly to focus on specific aspects and seasonal changes.