It wasn’t a good day in terms of weather; as it has been raining cats and dogs.
However, we did have a good day in the Ritsurin Garden, Shikoku, Japan.
All in all, it was a good day.
I like the lotus flowers most, although they were shattered by the heavy down pour.
For those who are interested in the garden, please see my other posts.
For those who have been following my blog, they would know that I have a special interest in bridges.
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.
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.
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.
( There are 5 photos in this post)
In my previous post, I have shown an overview of the footbridge which is ranked the third most beautiful bridge in Japan.
The water below the bridge was running fast – I imagine that the speed will increase with torrential rain. A lot of armour rocks were laid underneath the bridge to protect the bridge pier and foundations.
Hope this post is not too technical; I may post more on the aesthetic side of the bridge in due course!