Arbor And Taihu Stones In Lingering Garden

Arbor and Taihu stones in Lingering Garden
Shot at Lingering Garden in Suzhou, China Tetsu Ozawa

Many visitors relaxed in the arbor in the Lingering Garden

Various oddly-shaped rocks were placed along the shore of the pond in the Lingering Garden. The Chinese garden, the model for the Japanese garden, also embodies the world of Taoist immortals with the pond at its center, just like the Japanese garden. However, while the Japanese garden emphasizes the naturalness of the garden, the Chinese garden is characterized by the use of strange rocks such as Taihu stone to create a mysterious and unique space. The strange rocks that can be seen in this Lingering Garden also represent the mystery of the garden.

Looking up at the top of the strange rocks, I found an arbor. Since it was a hot day, many people were taking a cool break around the pond. The fact that they were still and motionless seemed to fit the name of this garden, "Lingering". Everyone seemed to stay there for a long time.

JP

Where is Lingering Garden in Suzhou?

PHOTO DATA

No

2055

Shooting Date

Jun 2008

Posted On

September 30, 2008

Place

Suzhou, China

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM