A sliding boat on the West Lake, Hangzhou at dusk

Sabine , DE
0712A sliding boat on the West Lake, Hangzhou at dusk

The West Lake (Chinese: 西湖, Xī Hú) is a lake in Hangzhou. Hangzhou, one of my favorite cities in China. It is the capital of the Zhejiang province in eastern China. There are various temples, pagodas and gardens around the lake. Around the year, all kinds of beautiful flowers and plants are growing in the lake. For example, lotus, my favorite flower grows there. So beautiful! When you walk by the lake you can find places, called the lotus pond and lotus lane. Here, you can see the lake at dusk. A boat slips on the along lake. What a wonderful and peaceful atmosphere. Hangzhou, China – 2011

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11 thoughts on “A sliding boat on the West Lake, Hangzhou at dusk

  1. The photo recorded a picturesque scenery and a city entitled “a paradise on earth. “

    • Yes Tracey, it is a beautiful place. And the black&white coloring makes it more atmospherical.

  2. I don’t know Hangzhou but, after your beautiful photo and your detailed description, I note it as a place where I must go :-)

  3. I agree with you, West Lake is realy beautiful. Did you also hear “magic fountain ” singing ? I enjoy spending a Sunday evening there. This picture reminds me of that moments. Congratulations!

  4. nice photo in black and white, and a vivid descriptio of what you see and what you feel.