Tuesday, May 18, 2010

ancient chinese secret



Roger and I visited one of my favourite places in Vancouver over the weekend - the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden, an authentic representation of a 15th Century Chinese garden smack in the middle of Chinatown/downtown. It was nice to have a zen moment away from the hustle and bustle of the city and felt like we were whisked away to another land... like a mini vacation in our own city.... ahhhhhhh (that is my relaxing sigh, btw). Unfortunately my "ahhhhh" is now turning into "ugh!", since the weather here has now turned for the worse this week... rain, rain and more rain... and it's washing away my zen!!

21 comments:

DK said...

Oh what a cool place! I'd love to go walk around somewhere like that for an afternoon... I could really use some Zen haha,

Squid21r said...

I would absolutely LOVE to spend a day there, it looks beautiful :)

Great pictures!

April said...

What a lovely place to visit ♥

It's a downpour here. A couple days of sun and now it's back to raining all week

The Weeping Willows said...

what a beautirul place

nice shots :-)

Stephanie said...

beautiful! i'll have to check this place out

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

rain here too. let's just hope we continue in our pattern - rain all week, beautiful sunny weekend!
for those of us trapped in an office all week (me. ugh.), this isn't all that bad of a scenario...:P

Cat said...

This place looks great! So sorry to hear that your zen is being washed away ;(

Jenni said...

It does feel like the sun is ever so fleeting at the moment. The trick is to find the Zen with rain ;)

lisaroy said...

how beautiful! hard to believe it's in the heart of Vancouver! : )

T @ Poppy Place said...

So tranquil! I haven't been there in years but it is a haven. We have a beautiful Chinese Garden here in P.Town and I love to go there. I love all the "Rooms" and the amazing vistas in such small spaces. T. :)

Angelia said...

We have crazy rain too. sure could use a walk in that lovely place.

wallcakes said...

That place is amazing isn't it?

The only time I went though was when I was a parent chaperone to my son's grade 5 class.

I'[ll have to go back when I soak it in rather than chase a bunch of crazy kids :)

Christie Cottage said...

Awesome! Like a fantasy world!

geschichtenvonkat said...

it's raining here tonight too....but your photos are a beautiful escape indeed!

readingsully2 said...

How Neat.

Robert W. Leonard said...

How pretty, I love the style.

Sarah Knight said...

Looks wonderful and zen.
We seem to be having the same rain and overcast skies down here in Michigan (it's nice to be able to say "down here" every once in a while :) )

Cris said...

It looks wonderful! I'd love can visit it and take a lot of photos! :)

Here the Sun is rising again, finally!! Hope Vancouver gets a good weather soon too.

Love!
xxx

Plantress said...

I love that garden. You are so lucky to have that right near you so that you can become inspired w/ever you need it!
Happy Wednesday...
Plantress

David Burns Smith said...

Amazing roof line!

Andrea In Pajamas said...

What a relaxing treat!