Thursday, June 28, 2007

chinagarten


Located at the Zürichhorn (by the lake), the Chinese Garden was a gift to the people of Zürich from Kunming, Zürich's sister city in China, in appreciation for the technical and scientific aid provided to develop Kunming's drinking water supply and municipal sewage system. The Chinese Garden was laid out in 1993 by gardeners and artisans from Kunming and Zürich. (paraphrased from the pamphlet I picked up at the entrance). It's not very big, but it's quiet and peaceful and a nice refuge from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Not that living in Zürich is all that stressful or anything, but spending some quiet time in the Chinagarten is still nice.

5 comments:

Aigars Bruvelis said...

This is so colourful pic - love it:)

pusa said...

i'll agree with aigars, its colorful and intricately beautiful

Abraham Lincoln said...

The structure is quite nice. I am guessing the park area is also quiet and peaceful. That is always in contrast to living in any city. People get used to the sirens and the traffic noise and the bumping of people. It is when you are away from that hustle and then come back to it that you appreciate what you had without all that. So I like these places where you are left to your thoughts and not worrying about having coffee spilled on you or somebody driving over your toes.

Nice photo and good read.

Abraham Lincoln
Tiger Swallowtail

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Very intricate design and colors. Do they serve food or tea there?

Espresso said...

Beautiful place!
I was there :D