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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Friday, 3 July 2015

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden












This Ming Dynasty garden is the first one built outside China. It opened in 1986 and recreates the private areas you would find in a Ming scholar's home. Inside the Hall of One Hundred Rivers was this beautiful silk embroidered screen. The reflection made it look as though the butterflies had just flown in through the window.






Hand laid pebbles in the main courtyard reflects the yin and yang with a balance of rough and smooth stones.









19 comments:

  1. Oh so beautiful! I especially like your last photo.

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  2. Beautiful garden and amazing photos...

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  3. I love those embroidered butterflies. Nice reflection.

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  4. What beautiful shots. I like the butterflies too.

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  5. I love that first photo. And it is only embroidery? How fantastic, because it looks so lifelike!

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  6. beautifu place to wnader around. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. The Chinese have beautiful art work ! I love to see them !

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  8. That is a lovely tranquil spot!

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  9. Very beautiful! I love the first and last pictures the most, but they are all wonderful. :-)

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  10. The amount of work that goes into those ornate displays is remarkable.

    Trying to catch up on visits and comment while I wait for a flight - one busy week to go and it's back to normal!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Heathrow Airport UK (for the next couple of hours!)

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  11. Oh My Goodness... As you know I've been away from blogging for awhile... BUT--I did not want to miss your Canadian Rockies and Vancouver trip.... I have spent the great part of the last hour reading and checking out all of your blog posts.. WOW--what a wonderful trip you are having/have had.... I would love to get to the Canadian Rockies sometime... The waterfalls there are amazing... AND--I just LOVE the mountains... Thanks so much for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. I just love those butterflies! Amazing work.

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  13. beautiful gardens and butterflies. The chinese know how to do it :)

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  14. So beautiful and detailed. What an amazing place xx

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  15. Love the delicacy of the butterflies. Well captured. Greetings from India.

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  16. Beautiful. This is one of my favourite gardens. Also the Nitobe garden at UBC and the Van Dusen Garden on Oak Street.

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