Anyway I love the Chinese Gardens of friendship because it is nothing like our European garden styles and for all the symbolic meaning throughout. This is not to say that we don't put thought or effort into the garden we create but lets face it the Chinese do create gardens to look like landscapes rather than grow things that are either pretty or edible as most of us do.
So here we have a bridge that has turns as the Chinese believe that evil spirits can't turn corners or even go over curved bridges. So they do tend to design them so that we can cross them safely. After all who wants to get pushed in by an evil spirit?
|Just caught the butterfly on the Ixora|
|I love the modern buildings next to the temple|
|Moon gates are holes in the wall used for pedestrian access and often used to create a vista or glimpse of a garden beyond|
|A view from the mountain|
|Double roofed pavilions are very lucky|
|Dragon in the lake|