I’m pulling out some old photos from my trip to China in 2009, and I’ll show them in sets for each of the city I’ve visited. The first set will be from a side trip to Hangzhou China. This is a really nice vacation city south of Shanghai. The main attraction is West Lake (map) with walking paths and restaurants. The second attraction is a beautiful temple in the mountains called “The peak that flew here from afar”.
The sixth photos is also from the garden on the east side of West Lake. The garden was pretty large, and throughout the grounds there were these small islands mixed in with the streams and small ponds that were lush and free from human traffic. I took this photo at mid day, and unfortunately didn’t get to take as long an exposure as I would have liked, but you still see the reflection of the trees because of how calm this area was.