As noted in my previous post, Ande and I spent a wonderful hour or so exploring the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden last Friday afternoon. According to the brochure, the garden is so named “to honour the memory of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the “father” of modern China. Dr. Sun played a leading role in the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty in 1911 and was the first president of the republic of China.”
There is a public (free) side to the gardens; we paid the ten bucks and walked through the walled garden. Both parts of the garden take up almost an entire city block.
There are several halls and courtyards to explore.
The “ting” represents humans in their natural setting and forms a focal point for the garden:
I couldn’t really get a nice shot of the ting. The bright blue sky was throwing off the metering and not showing the pavilion in its best light.
There are more photos of the beautiful garden in my Vancouver Trip flickr album; click through if you want to see them.
What struck me (and I think Ande commented on this, too) was that the garden was tranquil. One really didn’t hear a lot of city traffic and noise from outside the walls. It would be a lovely place to spend a few hours on a lazy day. The public (free) side of the garden/park is about twice as large as the walled area we explored. Gorgeous!
I’ve done my laundry and Sunday chore of ironing the big fella’s clothes for the week, now I might put in a bit of time on those socks I’d started a while ago. I’m going to finish them off before I even consider what I’d like to do with all the yummy yarn I brought home from my travels.