Friday, January 30, 2009

Chinese Cultural Center

On the east side of Phoenix is a shopping and office complex known as the Chinese Cultural Center. It is composed of several Asian restaurants, several shops and, a Ranch Market that is decidedly Asian in its food products and produce. It features Chinese architecture with traditional gardens and replicas of ancient Chinese pagodas and statues. The gardens are inspiring. The day I was there, I wished I had a book with me so I could sit and read for a while.


The small photo shows one of pagoda replicas located on the property.

12 comments:

lynn said...

Yes that would have been so peaceful, to read there. Very pretty!

Kate said...

This photo is a perfect entry for Theme Day: paths and passages. The beauty lies in the simplicity of the lines. Lovely~

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I really like this shot. there is a feeling of tranquility and it makes you want to enter the photo and walk towards it

Walker said...

Amazing place, beautiful.

Boise Diva said...

Looks like a peaceful place.

Jarart said...

Looks like a delightful place to spend a quiet aftenoon. You wouldn't expect a scene like this in the desert.

Pat said...

I like looking in the window of the restaurant with all their white tablecloth tables.

Susie of Arabia said...

What a lovely relaxing place to plunk down with a book.

Jackie said...

How lovely. I agree with Kate, I saw it and thought of the paths and passages theme day too.

It would be nice to sit and draw here too, as well as read.

V y Yo said...

What a great picture!!! so calm, peaceful!!!!!!!!!!!

Baruch said...

That looks like such a peaceful & beautiful garden

Lisa Wilson said...

That does look like a great place to sit and read, or even just sit and stare.