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The Rocks of Contentment

Yu Yuan (豫園) is purportedly a garden designed to induce contentment for royalty. The unifying theme is rock. It is found throughout the garden in both (seemingly) natural formations and in intricate patterns. Plants and flowers are occasional focal points, but obviously not of primary concern. To find the garden, one must navigate a sprawling […]

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Official Residence Gardens

I can’t decide whether I should have known about this place sooner.   Would it have brought comfort or made me long for my garden?  It was definitely a wonderful place to visit last Thursday.  It is the now-open-to-the-public Official Residence Gardens. Originally, the vast acreage was the main home of the Chinese leader who fled […]

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