We decided to play tourist in our own city today. We haven't done that in so long and it turned out to be the perfect day for it. We went out to Chinatown, where there is the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. It is the first full-scale classical garden constructed outside of China.
Here is a snapshot of a photo when the construction first began in 1985. As you can see, it is right in the middle of the city!
Here you can see the high rise buildings that have sprung up around the garden! (like weeds!)
A 52 member team of experts from Suzhou, China, spent a year constructing the garden.
Note the amazing flooring that was laid outside in the courtyard.
The garden has buildings but also ponds that flow through the garden. There are frogs amongst the lilies...
...and we counted eight koi fishies! We were lucky enough to witness their once a day feeding. Sorry I have no photo here but a woman comes out with a gong which after she rings it, she dips it partly in the water so that the vibration of the gong calls the fish for dinner! It was really neat to see!
There are many of these carved "windows" throughout the garden. Each will point your eye to see something unique. I love this photo. (DH took it.)
This is a good time to stop the tourist photos! We took 168 so we've had to really edit it down. Tomorrow I will show you a few of the interiors and some interesting exhibits.
Now, the stitchy part. Eh voila, "Be Kind & Be True" by the talented Brenda Gervais.
Hope you've enjoyed the photos! Now it's time to get on with dinner. Yesterday I had an unfortunate incident with a peeler which cut right into my thumbnail! Ouch. I did a pity party dance afterward which, at least, made my DH laugh! (The pity party part, not the accident.)
Back with more tomorrow! Thank you for visiting with me!