A Chinese Pagoda Offers a New Perspective on Relationships

August 25, 2014

 

Ladder leading to pictureThis post is part of the “Step Into Pictures” series that offers you a new way to explore both difficult relationships and those you treasure. Visit the Step Into Pictures Archive to learn more about it.

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Quiet oasis in the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia
Quiet oasis in the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Television, the Internet, and re-creations of art and the culture of other countries can give us an idea of what it might be like if we were to actually visit a place we’ve never been.

When my husband and I saw this pagoda in New South Wales, Australia, in December of 2006, I had a sense of what it would be like to see these magnificently built temples in their country of origin.

Since then, the city has expanded and improved the Chinatown information kiosk, which now glows bright red at night and serves hundreds of residents, workers and visitors each day, earning a prestigious architecture award.

What might you and a person you invite into this scene talk about?

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