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Old Summer Palace Beijing-Harmonious Wonder-5
北京

北京圆明园-谐奇趣:

谐奇趣位于西洋楼景区最西部,由谐奇趣主楼、主楼前后喷泉及北边的供水楼组成。是西洋楼景区最早建成的西洋建筑。

谐奇趣从乾隆十二年(1747)就开始筹划,由西洋传教士意大利人郎世宁和法国人蒋友仁设计,至乾隆十六年(1751)秋季竣工,前后历时四年。

谐奇趣平面呈半圆弧形,主楼为三层。一层、二层都是七间,顶层为三间,顶层两边建有凉台,在一层大殿东西伸出弧形平台游廊,游廊尽头建有两层八角形楼厅,弧形游廊中悬挂康熙至乾隆朝来华觐见的传教士画像。

主楼正南由两边弧形台阶可直接登上二楼平台。平台上围建有琉璃栏杆和西式花纹琉璃栏板。平台两旁还分别各摆放有一对西洋石狮。

谐奇趣殿内设有宝座,宝座后有照壁,宝座与照壁都是由朗世宁设计的。谐奇趣殿内的装饰及陈设也都是西洋风格的。殿内陈设有西洋罗镜灯、挂镜、天体仪、浑天仪、西洋珐琅莲花灯等。在谐奇趣殿内墙上,挂满了西洋进贡来的西洋穿金银线鞘银把西洋剑等。乾隆五十八年(1793)英国使臣马嘎尔尼访华,英王乔治三世为乾隆皇帝祝寿所送的礼物,在正大光明殿呈乾隆皇帝御览后,大多数都摆放在西洋楼景区。其中西洋船模型、鹅颈玻璃灯等物件就被摆放在谐奇趣内。另外,谐奇趣殿内还收藏有《西洋楼铜版图》若干套。

在谐奇趣主楼南北各有一个西洋式喷水池,其中南面的喷水池较大一些,池中心有一只西洋翻尾石鱼,石鱼可冲上喷水。喷水时水柱高达数米。石鱼东西各有一只铜虾,水池北部有铜鹅六只,池南部则分设铜羊、铜猫、铜鸭各二只,口中有水柱向池内喷水。谐奇趣北面的喷水池则要小些,直径只有4.5米,池内是一个由四只铜鱼和四个小喷水塔组成的三层小型喷泉。

在谐奇趣主楼西北建有供谐奇趣喷泉用水的供水楼,俗称蓄水楼。蓄水楼内水源是从北面进水孔引入的。蓄水楼早年是由3匹骡子拉动水车往楼上提水,后因水车轮盘损坏而改用人工提水。

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