Looking into the Oriental Gardens through the north gate. The gardens surround the Marine Observation Tower a.k.a. the Pagoda which was presented by the government of Taiwan as a symbol of friendship and cooperation. Constructed in 1989, the authentic Chinese Pagoda was built around the concrete pillars and base of a long abandoned half million gallon molasses storage tank. Walk through the gate from the busy city to the peace, harmony and tranquility of the gardens. Canon G10, 1/1600s, F/8.0 ISO 400, 44mm equivalent focal length.