Suzhou, sometimes called the Venice of China due to its canals and waterways, is a city of 6 million people located approximately 90 minutes west of Shanghai. Described as a naturally beautiful place, Suzhou is known for its silk industry.
Chinese Door - the red signs above and beside the doors are New Year's Spring couplets, or poems. They're posted above and on both sides of the door and left exposed to the weather for the whole year for good luck.
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon ~ formerly the Portland Classical Chinese Garden also known as the Garden of Awakening Orchids ~ a walled Chinese garden enclosing a full city block, roughly square feet in the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood