Thursday, June 26, 2008

Chinese gardens - fenestrations (windows and doors)




















All of this would be exceedingly claustrophobic were it not for the extensive use of windows and doors to relieve the solidity of the divisions. Like most, I was familiar with the round moon gate, but I was surprised at the diversity of window and door openings I saw in the gardens of Suzhou.

2 comments:

Les, Zone 8a said...

Some of the openings remind me of framed pictures hung on the wall, only the painting changes with the seasons, the weather and with the time of day.

chey said...

Great post! Love these shots. Doorways always provide such an interesting perspective.

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