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Normandale Peace Garden 6.2015 ®kwalshphotography 2015

The ten-foot pagoda lantern on the high hill near the entrance gate of the Normandale Japanese Garden. The garden was designed by Mr. Takao Watanabe, a garden architect from Tokyo, Japan. It was dedicated on July 18, 1976. Rentals are available for weddings and photography sessions.

Normandale Japanese Garden

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Linus van Pelt in the Garden

Linus Van Pelt in the Garden ®kwalshphotography 2015

Peanuts on Parade began in 2000 with the creation and placement of 101 five-foot-tall statues of Snoopy in Saint Paul, MN. The following four years brought statues of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and Snoopy on his doghouse. Some of the statues were on display at the Minnesota State Fair. All were auctioned off at the end of each summer and some remain around the Twin Cities. Linus (pictured above) resides in Minnetonka.

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