The Lin Family Garden – Bizarre Window (II)

Let’s continue discovering more the bizarre windows in the Lin Family Garden.

The shape of this window is a vase, representing peace and safety.

A vase is “Pin(瓶)” in Chinese and the character “Pin” sounds exactly the same as the word for peace (“平” in Chinese). That is why the Chinese people consider it representing peace and safety.

The grain of this window is like ice-cracks, representing everlasting peace year after year.

Ice-cracks remain the status “Sui(碎)” (in Chinese) of ice and the character “Sui” sounds exactly the same as the word for Year (“歲” in Chinese). That is why the Chinese people consider it representing verlasting peace year after year.

The shape of this window is like Chinese Cauldron, representing the torch of learning handed from teacher to pupil. (See more about Chinese Cauldron.)

The shape of this window is like ancient chinese coins, representing making lots of money.

The shape of this window is like bamboos, representing steady promotions in career.

The shape of this window is like an opened book, representing benefits of reading, i.e. reading enriches the mind.

How many bizarre windows are there in the Lin Family Garden?

  1. 30~39
  2. 40~49
  3. 50~60

Good guess! The answer is choice “3”, i.e. more than fifty.

Let’s see more bizarre windows…

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