01 Apr Earth, Fire, Water, Metal and Wood
This is another shot from my visit to the Chinese Gardens in Darling Harbour. The Garden was designed and built by Chinese landscape architects and gardeners, and is governed by the Taoist principles of ‘Yin-Yang’ and the five opposite elements – earth, fire, water, metal and wood. These principles also stress the importance of Qi, the central force of life and energy.
Yin-Yang plays such a vital role that just one missing element would disrupt the garden’s harmony and balance. However when combined perfectly, the five elements form a fluid and nurturing environment.