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Temple on Mt. Wu

Lakes, Mountains, and Temples : Spectacular Hangzhou

May 21st 2013
The May 1 holiday found us with a long break, so we seized the opportunity and headed for Hangzhou (杭州). The city is most renowned for its West Lake (西湖), one of the most famous sights in China. Since our passports had been taken for visa processing we were forced to ride the bus rather than the more convenient high-speed train. It was a painless journey of around 2.5 hours, through sem ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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10th June 2013

stone steps, fallen leaves, purple flowers, and stillness
The ambience of days in China...gotta love it. I love the carved grottoes and rock faces...reminding of glory days long past...still present. Love your pics...keep 'em coming.
13th June 2013

Ambience...
Yes, I'm happy to find it even in busy Shanghai. Some things have changed so much since my last visit and others not at all. Thanks for your comment!

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