Wanzhu Yuan in 2016

This is my third time (2011 & 2010, & here) visiting the Garden but first time with my Dad. We stand in front of his former room, two small pics are inside. It’s being used as an office now. The female staff is gracious to let us in.

L to R: 1980, 万竹园东院泉池被填, 在上面修了房子. 1984, 万竹园开始重修. 图为假山前小三股水处. By 贾祥云

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As soon as we entered the Baotu Garden I could feel dad and his aunt were anxious. They were on the cloud, revisiting their childhood home where they shared so many happy memories. (Maps of Jinan)

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The two kids caught my eyes near Dad’s room. I snapped this photo, thinking Dad and his aunt eight decades ago.

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The back door of my paternal grandma’s room

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Donggao Quan, Baiyun Quan, Bailong Wan

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The lower right photo is on April 2nd, 2019


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