Rembrandt’s secret

This is my favorite place in the whole world. It is a little garden area behind Rembrandt’s coffee shop in Chattanooga, TN. It reminds me of pictures I’ve seen of Roman and Arabic gardens that are in the center of the house – open to the sky, and protected from view from outsiders. It is a little bit of nature that is cultivated and secret.

Let us enter.


Going down the narrow path.


We’ve entered, and here I’ve stepped to the far right to show you the fountain and the courtyard.

wide fountain

Stepping slightly to the left to take a picture of the tree for you.


Stepping slightly to the right and looking up to take a picture of the terrace that it attached to the art gallery (worth a trip inside, it is called the River Gallery)

left up

Looking to the left of where I’m standing, a small rock garden. Very nice in this wintertime.

rock garden

A closer view of the fountain.

The windchime alcove, going slightly left.

This is looking straight up behind where I’m standing.


Slightly to the left of that. The fountain is immediately on your left at this point.


Going further left, the stairs leading out. The fountain is in front of you here.


The fountain


The tilework on the fountain.

close fountain

The Frogs.