Irony, play and compassion

Borrowed sensations

In a Suzhou garden the roof of a pavilion appears to have penetrated a wall, only for the forward portion to have been cut off. The remaining line of tiles forms an abstract structure across the wall. Beneath it are traces of stain on the wall, surely caused by rain being directed through this ersatz waterfall.

We observe this from a sheltered pavilion opposite in which an inscription refers to water, of which there is otherwise none in the courtyard.

 Master of Nets Garden