This is a very whimsical doorway at the Yu Garden in Old Shanghai. Many of my students call it the ice-cream door when I show it to them!

Yu Garden is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited in the world; we explored it one morning and were one of the first to wander through the gates that day, so we were able to experience many solemn and blissful moments.




The garden also features this magnificent dragon undulating along the crest of the wall. I spent a long time contemplating this creature!


I’m posting my door inspirations from around the world to celebrate the release of The Guardians of Zoone on February 25!

There are no ice cream doors at Zoone, but there is plenty of exotic food, including something called “snickerpops,” which many kids seem curious to try!

You can find order links for the books of Zoone HERE.


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