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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #20 on: 17 April 2012, 23:28:50 »
When we walked to the restaurant, I took these.....
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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #21 on: 17 April 2012, 23:35:11 »
We went to see the show "Impression West Lake" on the first night. They built a metal platform in the lake and when they started to perform, the platform was moved up to just below water surface at about 10 cm (as I was told by the boat guy during my boat tour on the fourth day).

The show was wonderful......
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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #22 on: 17 April 2012, 23:37:33 »
Though it was raining during the show, I was impressed by the performance of the dancers and the lighting effect that they used.....
« Last Edit: 18 April 2012, 01:10:35 by hangchoi »
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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #23 on: 17 April 2012, 23:40:09 »
The second photo showed part of the stage as it can move up to be a metal frame......
« Last Edit: 18 April 2012, 01:10:53 by hangchoi »
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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #24 on: 17 April 2012, 23:44:55 »
The second day we went to golf, 7 of us in 2 flights........ The course is difficult and played in windy condition. The fairway was nice but the green was horrible.....

The third picture, we found "4-leaf grass" somewhere but it did not bring us luck......
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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #25 on: 17 April 2012, 23:48:46 »
We went to golf again on the third day. My wife went to have a walk on the Baidi (白堤)
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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #26 on: 17 April 2012, 23:55:27 »
After golf, we went to Qing Hue Fong (清河坊). It is a pedestrian street with ancient architecture, building like in Sung Dynasty. Hangzhou was the center of producing medicine in the old days. There were a lot of different brands and they had their own medicine plant here. Nowadays most of them were converted into museums.
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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #27 on: 18 April 2012, 00:02:57 »
On the fourth day, we planned to go biking but as we went late, we finally walked to Sudi and took a look. We found there were some sculptures showing how the ancient people made wines.
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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #28 on: 18 April 2012, 00:06:58 »
We arrived at Sudi and walked to the middle part of it, where it is claimed to be the most beautiful scene of Sudi. It is so-called "Sudi'a Morning of Spring" (蘇堤春曉)

The first and second pictures is the stone tablet showing the name of this section of Sudi. The front side has its name in red written by KangXi of Qing Dynasty. The back side has a statement made by another emperor Qianlong, the grandson of KangXi, when they visited Sudi at that time.
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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #29 on: 18 April 2012, 00:15:37 »
After that, we went to Lingyin Temple. It was indeed a theme park rather than a temple. You need to buy ticket into the temple area. If you want to get into the Lingyin temple, you need to buy another ticket, which made me think of Kai Tak or Lai Yuen amusement park (you need to buy ticket to enter the park and pay for playing roller coaster).

So what did we do? I just put my camera through the fence to take the fourth picture......
「吾心信其可行,則移山倒海之難,終有成功之日。吾心信其不可行,則反掌折枝之易,亦無收效之期也。」