Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tranquility ....... Chinese Style!

Luckily, I had one and a half days of free time in Shanghai at the end of my very tiring trip! And in a busy city of a few hundred million (feels like it, anyway), its just about impossible to find a quiet place!! But I did!!!! :-) - and here's the proof.








I got up very early, and it was raining, so thankfully the gardens were quiet! Although, after about an hour it was pandemonium when the thousands of tourists started to arrive.

Located in the old town, the Yuyuan gardens are stunning - definately my favourite place! I was able to recharge my batteries before heading to Nanjing Road - the famous shopping strip, which is approx 10km long of shops :-) More on that later!

Have a lovely day - I hope these pictures give you a lovely feeling of tranquility! :-)

19 comments:

Nat said...

Stunning pics....beautiful place!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Yes, they are very peaceful. Great pictures! Thank you for sharing!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your amazing pictures bring a lot of tranquil indeed. Love them! Have a happy happy day. xx

Marina Mott said...

What a great pics!!xx

Becky said...

Oh Lovely Karen, lucky you these are so calm and serene.I need to go there,LOL.

Have a wonderful day!

Mami said...

Wow chinese beauty!! Glad to you had quiet time there!!

Have a nice day!!

Olive said...

Love those pictures... it must feel so peaceful there.

Licks from Olive

TK said...

That's a very beautiful and peaceful garden..A place where you can really relax your mind and enjoy the fresh air..Obviously, u had a wonderful time in China..

happyichigo♥ said...

very serene and peaceful place..wish i could go there too!

Carousel Dreams said...

Just lovely...those gardens certainly look peaceful and serene.

Yokohama said...

OMG, this place is perfect! (ºoº)♥

Ines said...

Karen- it must be wonderful, to see al these places! I love the Chinese Style in every way!

The buildings are so adorable- the roofs and the round gate- wonderful!

I commented in the last post...I think, Patsy was really happy to have you back- and me too :-)

Enjoy your weekend- and thank you for the wonderful photos!

Hugs, Ines

Kelly said...

What gorgeous photos! Looks like a beautiful place to visit! Glad you got some free time to explore!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Ugh, I want to go!!! That looks seriously amazing, so peaceful. We have some areas around my city like that ( I mean really, they've thrown a lot of money at them so they really do look beautiful!) but how cool to actually BE THERE. Awesome.

Kissed by an Angel said...

What an amazing place!! Stunning photos!! What a great trip!!
xxxx

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Karen,
SO glad you made it back safely. What beautiful images. Very tranquil and calm. Good thing you got an early start before the tourists rolled in. I bet Patsy was glad to see you come home!
Wishing you a happy weekend my friend!
Mimi

Libbie said...

Your trips just amaze me...I would be lost there but you seem right at home! So cool!

Lorenza said...

Yes!
All the pictures made us feel very serene!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Healthy Shift Worker said...

I'm feeling restful just looking through all of your photos Karen ... gorgeous! I look forward to seeing more on Saturday!