This post is limited to a few photos of the details I found interesting during my exploration of the garden. And at the bottom is some trivia about Suzhou. Unfortunately all we saw of Suzhou was the garden and the bridge over the river (two posts ago.)
A fellow-traveler who takes Tai Chi informed me that the instrument being played in the boat in the previous post is a Pipa. Perhaps someone knows the names of these instruments?
Trivia about Suzhou:
* The Suzhou Museum was designed by I.M. Pei, whose family came from Suzhou. Pei lived most of his life in the US and was a very successful architect there. Perhaps his best-known work is the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris.
* Suzhou (pronounced Sue Joe) used to be anglicized to SooChow.
* A lengthy blog post by Yangzi Man about Suzhou with LOTS of pictures will give you some idea of what else you should see if you ever go to Suzhou.
Next severalposts: Shanghai