The Footbridge and the Cock at Nan Lin Garden, Hong Kong

For those who have been following my blog, they would know that I have a special interest in bridges.

Here I will be posting some photos of a beautiful footbridge at Nan Lin gardens in Hong Kong.IMG_0740 (3)

For those who want to know a bit about the background of the garden, below is an introduction given in Wikipedia:IMG_0755 (3)

The Nan Lian Garden (南蓮園池) is a Chinese Classical Garden in Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The garden has an area of 3.5 hectares. It is designed in the Tang Dynasty-style with hills, water features, trees, rocks and wooden structures.IMG_0730 (3)

The garden was a joint project of the Chi Lin Nunnery and the Hong Kong Government. It opened to the public on November 14, 2006.

So, this is a relatively new garden and one of my favorite gardens too.

I have taken pictures there but my photos are a lot less attractive than those taken by my friend CP Chan.

So here, I am going to feature his photos rather than uploading mine.IMG_2216 (3)

This Tang dynasty styled footbridge has a tiled cover. It looks elegant and aesthetically attractive and pleasing.

What is particularly interesting is that on top of the roof is a pagoda like structure.

If you look at the top of the pagoda, you will find a cock standing up there.

The silhouette below, I think, is the main subject of my post – a cock in silhouette beautifully portrayed.

Please enjoy!2635084637_8fdd02fdc0_o