#1 Wall of the Colorful Clouds (Jing Yun Bi) 景雲壁

#1 Wall of the Colorful Clouds (Jing Yun Bi) 景雲壁

The undulating tiled roof recalls the serpentine form of a dragon, an auspicious creature that legend says lives in the water but rises up to the clouds to bring rain. Punctuated with latticed windows, each with unique patterns, this wall provides both separation from and glimpses of the world on either side. It is one of the most important architectural elements in the garden, beginning modestly and culminating in the formal entrance.

  • <p>Photo by Kelly Shunn, 2016</p>