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Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion – Canandaigua, NY, USA

In 1906, a Japanese designer and team of workers created this detailed miniature landscape from an orchard in just six months, returning in 1908 to build a teahouse. International garden styles became popular around the turn of the twentieth century. The first public Japanese garden in America, which opened in 1893, was at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA.

John has had a camera in front of his face for the better part of 60 years and will continue until he gets it right! Please respect the applicable domestic and international copyrights…. Enjoy, purchase or save if you like, but no publication, any media, without written permission.

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  • John Sharp
    John Sharpover 1 year ago

    Lovely shot John. So much beauty.

  • Thank you so very much for your kind comment, appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    This is really an excellent composition!!!!! Beautifully captured!!! Bill

  • Bill, thank you for this very kind compliment, much appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • PineSinger
    PineSingerover 1 year ago

    Peacefully enchanting!

  • Thank you for this wonderful comment and favorite… appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Kevin Krueger
    Kevin Kruegerover 1 year ago

    Wonderful image John! [I hope you didn’t leave this site with just this one photograph!]

  • Kevin, thank you so much… appreciated! Took a few more…

    – John Schneider

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Very lovely capture!

  • Thank you so much for your comment and fave… appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous setting, perfectly captured, on such a bright sunny day, John! The “Larger View” revealed so many lovely elements and details in this wonderful picture. Excellent work!

  • Gene, thank you for this very kind, positive compliment…. Appreciated!!!

    – John Schneider

  • Gene… Thank you for the favorite, as well!!!!

    – John Schneider

  • Ralph Goldsmith
    Ralph Goldsmithover 1 year ago

    What a beautiful place. The light and shadow int he image is very appealing and the red of the bridge in the centre reflected in the water adds a really nice detail.

  • Ralph, thank you for this very kind and positive comment and favorite…. much appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 1 year ago

    Lovely looking place.
    I have have a fairly large Koi pond on my place.
    I enjoy it very much.

  • Thank you for stopping by, appreciated! Couple of my friends down on Long Island have Koi ponds as well, they have them lit in the evening, very pretty.

    – John Schneider

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