14 March, 2011

Empty Tearooms

Headington Hill


empty tearooms
behind old sliding doors
lonely sunbeams


3 comments:

Hobbes said...

From "Lantian" [Blue Sky] teahouse, in Zhumadian, Henan Province. Over the door reads "Cha chan yi wei" [tea, Zen, one taste]. Each tearoom has a sliding door, gongfucha table, and a keng [northern-style brick bed that is heated from within by a log fire].

One of the most beautiful teahouses I've ever entered, and one of the most empty. Its regular patrons are the sunbeams in each tearoom.


Toodlepip,

Hobbes

learning to pull radishes said...

What a wonder it would be to see one of your lovely photographs of this very scene. :)

Hobbes said...

Perhaps my neglecting to take a camera to Zhumadian that day was a blessing - the sunbeams and sliding doors remain a fond memory, without photograph, hinted at by the image of the park shown above. :)


Toodlepip,

Hobbes