Wandering around Nan Lian Garden in Hong Kong the first thing that strikes me is the peace and tranquillity. Surrounded by high-rise buildings and busy overhead roadways in the Diamond Hill area of Hong Kong it really does surprise me how quiet it is.
The photograph above is a panorama of the gardens. To see it at it’s best I urge you to click on it and view it larger size on my Flickr photo stream.
There was so much to see and photograph. I spent hours in the gardens and the nearby Chi Lin Nunnery. But here’s a selection of a few photographs from the gardens.
The Pavilion of Absolute Perfection sits in the middle of a lake in the park. It’s closed to visitors but I quite like the angle of view I’ve got here. It’s a popular item to be photographed so you’ve got to pick your moment.
Don’t expect any leeway here. I had the tripod set up, just getting ready to take the photograph and in she walked. I’d normally change street photographs like this to Black and White but I decided to stay with the colour version. Nice dress!
Another one of the pavilion. Can you see what I mean about being surrounded by high-rise buildings.
Of course the park needs maintenance and a team of volunteers work tirelessly to keep the park in good condition.
This is just a short view of Nan Lian Gardens. I hope you enjoyed the photographs.