China: Yunnan: #8 The Zhu Garden and Mansion, Jianshui (Part d)

After enjoying the courtyards and rooms of the residence, it was time to explore the garden.

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Another ‘moon gate’ on the way to the open garden.

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An overall view of part of the garden

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The paths were constantly being cleaned.

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A wonderful old fig tree (Ficus sp.) in the outside garden

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Criss-cross pattern formed by the roots of a large fig tree.

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An interesting piece of dark rock with fine white intrusions used as paving.

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A dandelion that escaped the gardener’s weeding tool!

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Bird of Paradise flower (Strelitzia reginae)

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Bamboo.

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Young girls in the costume of one of the ethnic groups of Yunnan.

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Chrysanthemums

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And yet more Chrysanthemums

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The lily pond is the main feature of the large garden.

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A water lily bud about to open

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These water lilies were at their best

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Total perfection!

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A sun baking tortoise gave me the eye.

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Water plants reflected perfectly in the still water

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Papyrus grew strongly in the shallow water at the edge of the pond.

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Detail of papyrus

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An outdoor setting… it didn’t look too comfortable but piles of fun!

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This was much better… a pavilion from which to sit and survey the peaceful scene.

David

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David

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