Photo-Essay: Suzhou, Garden City, and the Venice of China

  

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By:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  5 years ago  •  8 comments

Photo-Essay: Suzhou, Garden City, and the Venice of China

Photo-Essay: Suzhou, Garden City, and the Venice of China

Almost a decade ago my wife and I travelled to Shanghai, but on the way we stopped for a night and a day in Suzhou, known both as the Garden City, and as the Venice of China.  A number of World Heritage gardens are located there, although we only visited one, called the Humble Administrator's Garden, but the most interesting thing we did was to go on a nighttime canal cruise, which is when I took most of my photos, as you will see below.

1.   The Humble Administrator's Garden

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2.   A koi pond in the courtyard of one of the structures.

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3.   My wife is sitting inside one of the structures.

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4.   A smaller canal during the daytime. The rest of my photos will be night shots taken during the nighttime canal cruise.

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To see a more detailed article about the World Heritage Gardens of Suzhou, click this link:


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Buzz of the Orient
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1  author  Buzz of the Orient    5 years ago

So much to see, so little time.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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1.1  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    5 years ago
So much to see, so little time.
With all he managed to accomplish and learn and teach in his life, a similar lamentation is alleged to have been expressed by Leonardo on his death bed.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    5 years ago

I like the swooping curves and curls and the sloping in Chinese architecture.  Nice set of photos Buzz. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @2    5 years ago

Thanks John.  The roof lines of Chinese traditional buildings all have those "swooping" curves.  Here's an extreme example:

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JohnRussell
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3  JohnRussell    5 years ago

This is a very interesting design. What is that thing? 

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Buzz of the Orient
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3.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @3    5 years ago

It's a boat moored to the wharf, probably a restaurant.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    5 years ago

I like the long curved element. It reminds me of the Chinese Dragon costume

See the source image

 
 
 
Ender
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4  Ender    5 years ago

Wow. Really cool. That must have been a site to see.

 
 

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