West Lake

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A dragony thing at the pier’s edge.

My firend Justine came to visit, and I used it as an excuse to finally go see West Lake. If you ask people what is th emost beuatiful city in China, they will tell you Hangzhou. If you ask them why (they don’t handle this question well) they will tell you about West Lake. I guess you’re screwed if you don’t like lakes. Or you don’t live near it. Or you never have time to go there…

Anyway, the Lake is kind of nice. And it made for a pretty good photo oportunity. There were lots of weddings that day, and this was also the day I went to the Leifang Pagoda.

 

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A marble tile depicting a dragon and a phoenix.

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A boat on the lake giving people tours.
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Close up of the boat.
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Same boat without the zoom. I love my camera. Megazooms are worht every penny.
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A garden thing.
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Lion
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More lions
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A pier. Not sure what will dock there.
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Eaves and gable shot
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The leifang Pagoda in the distance
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Menacing looking lion with a ball
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Downtordden looking lion with a cub. What could they be trying to say here…

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A statue I don’t really understand
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A child and his father…
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Who wasn’t happy that I took his picture
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I like taking candid shots of the locals doing silly things.
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Bird in the lake. A smarter blogger might tell you what kind of bird it is. Not me.

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