Jade Belt Bridge
Ignoring the fact that the majority of China’s buildings are archaic in nature, they are of exceptional interest for Europe. Bridges, appeared in the Middle Ages, the feudal era, could have a significant impact on the development of bridge building in Europe, which the architects were impressed by the extraordinary skill of the Chinese construction workers who could organically fit into the landscape, composition merge their construction, concrete bridge, with nature.
Bridges and China their home builders often interpreted as a kind of artistic vegetation. This impression reinforces the bizarre shape of roofs and bridges, and their variegated coloring in various colors with a gilded splendor. The hallmark of ensemble of garden and residential complex, which can not be imagined without the intricately treated bridges toys, is whimsical.
If the area has a neutral character, she attach more picturesque, using artificial techniques structure architecture for the garden. Jade Belt Bridge is located near the shore of Lake Kunming on the west side in the Summer Palace, where Emperor Qianlong lived. This creation of stone, built in 1751-1764 years, arranged in such a way so that you can skip by a rook ruler.
Jade Belt Bridge The bridge is considered more famous of the six bridges that are in the coast of the Kunming Lake District on the west side. It was erected in 1751-1764 years when the rules of the Emperor, using the motto «Qianlong» in the process of creating bridges that were characteristic of rural settlements in South China.
During construction, used marble and other types of materials in white. On the surface, the railing of the bridge could engrave cranes and various animals. The shape of the arch for the bridge chosen with a view to under it can pass the imperial dragon boat. This is an excellent example of the Moon Bridge, which is strongly curved, resembles a crescent — a pedestrian bridge, a typical Chinese and Japanese gardens.