Lynn Adamo
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Garden of Surging Waves Dedication

Fish-at-nightSaturday, May 17, 2014, at 10:30 am, a crowd gathered at the corner of 11th and Duane Streets in downtown Astoria to officially open the first phase of the Astoria Heritage Square. Celebrating the contribution of the Chinese pioneers to this area, the Garden of Surging Waves is a tribute to the men and women who helped build Astoria. It will be a beautiful, meditative place for citizens to enjoy for a long time. The sturgeon mosaic in the Pavilion of Transition is a shiny, bright spot in the garden, and I am extremely proud to have been able to bring it to life, with the help of my nine fabulous assistants! Mayor Willis Van Dusen introduces garden designer Suenn Ho. In attendance, in the front row are Jordan and Arlene Schnitzer, key donors of the garden.

The Dragon Dance, by Portland Lee's Association.

Dancers getting ready to do the Southern Lion Dance.

Mayor Van Dusen "fishing for lions"

Dragon head, made of all recycled materials, brought up from San Francisco for the occasion by Recology, Astoria's garbage and recycling company.

Entrance to garden on 11th Street.

View to the Pavilion of Transition.

Jan Simmons, Bob Faber and Sue Johnson checking out the story screen and bronze scrolls.

Members of my team celebrating with me, L-R: Jo Six, Sue Johnson, me, Janie Van Domelen, Jan Simmons

The pavilion at night.

Monkey and dragon incense burner, lit up at night.

The salmon lantern casts lovely light on the sturgeon mosaic. The garden is breathtaking at night!