The shot above is just one view from the Chinese Garden. This one shows where the lily pads were located.
These were so large that if you hold up your palms and hold your hands together the flower would fill your hands.
I don't remember ever seeing one with this center before. Reminds me of a wax candle. Don't you just want to reach out with a match and light it?
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