Saturday, 6 July 2013

Chinese Garden of Friendship

"The garden was China's gift to Sydney during Australia's 1988 bicentenary celebrations. Interpretation boards provide insights into Chinese garden design and philosophy and the Tea House makes for a peaceful retreat from the harbour."

I recently spent a morning in the Chinese Gardens with family.
It is a lovely, peaceful haven right in the middle of the city.
The tea house is a great spot for morning tea or lunch.
On the day we were there, we saw the pavilion being prepared for a wedding later on in the day.













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18 comments:

  1. Wow what a beautiful garden, I would love to visit this.. great shots, well done!

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  2. What a wonderful gift! Beautiful photos, Brona, thanks for sharing them. Enjoy your day!

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  3. Oh , how beautiful! A real oasis of peace, tranquility and beauty, surrounded by the busy modern world. I love that juxtaposition of the garden and all its greenery against the buildings in the background. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/s0KyN

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  4. I especially love that first photo, with the hanging fronds reflected in the water. I feel cooler already! Enjoy...and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. Lovely spot for a wedding. I bet that was peaceful. Here's Mine

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  6. Beautiful! We have a Chinese Garden in the middle of Portland and, in all my years living here, I've never been! Maybe I'll plan a family trip down there soon!

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  7. That would be a beautiful place to have lunch... and of course a wedding. So lush and peaceful. I considered having my wedding in a garden but living in an unpredictable climate I didn't take that chance.

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  8. Such a serene place! Imagine living in one of those high rises overlooking the garden all the time. That would be lovely!

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  9. Gorgeous! What a treat to see that!

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  10. That would be a beautiful place to get married. Looks like a little haven amongst the highrises.

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  11. What a beautiful place to spend the day and de-stress!

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  12. I love the contrast between the garden and the city.

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  13. Just makes you want to stay and meditate. So serene.

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  14. What a sweet little haven in the midst of the city! Just lovely! Those willows are so graceful ... and the architecture is beautiful!

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  15. I always enjoy visiting there, or even walking past. We went to a wedding there about 10 years ago- it was lovely.

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  16. Very pretty. I love the weeping willows. My favorite photo is the one through the window.

    Joy's Book Blog

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  17. Hi Brona, I would love to chat with you more about Paris, and have some links to share, can you contact me by email?

    lytreloar at bigpond.com

    Thanks
    Louise

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