|The entrance to a lovely little pavilion in the Humble Administrator's Garden called Listening to the Rain. How poetic this truly is, especially when it looks into a courtyard with the shade of banana trees (or its Chinese relative).|
It looks like I've started on a theme that continues with this post. The gardens of Suzhou are truly magnificent examples of horticulture and landscape architecture, but I've decided to focus on the doors and doorways in some of the gardens instead. The sequence of gardens are according to the order in which I visited them on 12 November 2012.
|They come in all shapes and sizes, a four-leaved clover-shaped doorway in the Lion Grove Garden. The Chinese characters on top roughly means "the pursuit of beauty", and I can hardly disagree on this point.|
|A full moon-shaped doorway in the Master of the Nets Garden, overlooking its lovely little pond.|
|The entrance into Canglang Ting (Blue Wave Pavilion), after one crosses a stone bridge over the moat.|
|A vase-shaped doorway in Canglang Ting.|
|A jug-shaped window that overlooks the moat of Canglang Ting.|