Igor I. Solar, Digital Journal:
La Serena – “Kokoro No Niwa” (Japanese meaning Garden of the Heart) is a delightful scenic park with carefully manicured lawns, winding paths and trees, ponds and bridges, teahouse and miniature islands, pagodas and rock lanterns, located in La Serena, Chile.
City of La Serena
Founded in 1544 on ocean terraces just south of the point where the Elqui River flows into the Pacific Ocean, the city of La Serena is Chile’s second oldest urban settlement (the oldest is Santiago, the capital, founded in 1541). Now, home to some 170,000 inhabitants, and preserving distinct memories of Spanish colonial architectural heritage, is one…