Suzhou

My friend invited me to go to Suzhou with her. I went blind, not knowing what the well was there. I did know that the Chinese seem to think that Suzhou is one of the more beautiful cities in China. The other beautiful city is Hangzhou. I don’t get either opinion. The only lasting memories from the place are visiting the gardens of some rich gyu who collected rock formtions that looked like lions.

That wasn’t a joke. Here are some photos.

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I’m not sure if I was taking a picture of the tree or the house.
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A rock that looks like a lion. Sorta. I think I see an undead lion.
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An entrance to the garden.
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A rock with a hole in it.
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Detail of the hole.
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Detail of the house.
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The pond in this person’s backyard.
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Tiny waterfall.
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A fake boat in this guy sgiant backyard pond.
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A different tiny waterfall
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Another shot of the tiny waterfall.
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Yet a third tiny waterfall
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People taking pictures.
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A guy getting ready to take a picture. I beat him to it.
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Here is a nice picture of myself.
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Another nice bas-relief.
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Tree
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More rocks that look like lions.

Beyond that, I saw some Tai-Chi people early in the morning. It was entertaining.

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Old town Suzhou.
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A man doing Tai-Chi
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I don’t normally post…
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…all the different copies of the same…
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…picture, but in this case I really felt that it had a nice…
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…effect. Like a flip book.
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A ladt doing Tai-Chi.
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Not sure why I didn’t get more shots of her.
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Hanging sausages. The smokey flavor is likely pollution.

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