Fan-shaped pavilion in Prince Chun's garden
This Fan-shaped pavilion is located in Prince Chun's garden, Beijing, China. Prince Chun, Yixuan was Emperor Guangxu's father. He was the seventh son of Emperor Daoguang in Qing dynasty.
The characters here are pronounced as Sha Ting meaning fan-shaped pavilion. Indeed this pavilion is in the shape of an open folding- fan. Prince Chun, Yixuan wrote the two characters here himself.
There has been a stone table in this pavilion since Qing dynasty. My grandma grew up in this garden. When she was a little girl, she used to climb onto the top of this table and try to peep at the world outside the garden.
Some structures in this garden have been changed since this place became Songqingling's Residence in the early 1950's. However, this fan-shaped pavilion still remains. Luckily it is open to public now, so I went and took a picture of this pavilion.
Photo credits: Qianjun Zhao.