" The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident."
Try to envisage, the following scene.........You are on a lake in a small boat;
the tree-line comes right into the water and for a long time, you drift, as if
aimlessly along the shoreline.
Suddenly you come around a bend and there before You, is the first hint of
Your boat pulls alongside and you disembark for a closer look;
to sit for a while and savour, the peace - is this real - should I pinch myself ?
A minute ago, I thought I could have been anywhere - yet you are not...
You are in CHINA and more precisely - You are in Hangzhou.
Your mind is a little blurred.........just 48 hours ago, You left a bustling,
Cityscape and now this.
You look down at a glass, that has been placed in your palm.
Realising instantly, this is not from my H2Go bottle out of my back-pack.
Then as if in an instant of time.........You are led away to the Wan Song Shu Yuan.
How do they get these building structures to ' fit-in,' with the nature,
around them.....you think to yourself............not even daring to ask ?
How do they do this........how can we not achieve such views in the west ?
The answer of course.....You are about to find out;
it's Made-In-China and the literati, who created these gardens, firstly had to
prove themselves ready........well a number of them did - before seeking the
same peace as you have just discovered.
The wonders of modern technology, nowadays - 3D portrayal;
yet, their conception was far more visionary, back then.
That night you are offered something else.........No, not a ' Jenny in a bottle '
[ though if you sip it, too quickly or too much......you will get much more than
you wish for @ over 50% proof ]
It's a sampling of the secret place you are bound for the very next day.
A Chinese vineyard......the itinerary says......m'mmmm a chance to see some
Chinese wine being bottled, you think.
Not quite how you pictured it, ha !
No, for this is how it was made in China.