The Master went to the public park, which He greatly enjoyed. Walking by a lake, He saw the remains of the few marble pillars left by the 1906 earthquake. Looking at them, He said, "The world and its condition will change to such a degree and the Bahá’í Cause will prevail to such an extent that nothing but a remnant – like these pillars – will remain of the previous order."

Earl Redman, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Their Midst, p. 215