Photographer's Note

Hangzhou, situated 120km southwest of Shanghai, is the administrative capital of Zhejiang province, and with a population of 6.4m it is Zhejiang's largest city.
As one of China's six ancient capitals Hangzhou possesses a proud and distinguished history: it was the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279AD); the southern terminus of the Grand Canal, the artery that kept the mandarins of the north supplied with rice, vegetables and textiles; and the birthplace of Song Si, a poetic form that, alongside the poetry of the Tang Dynasty, stands as the cornerstone of Chinese literature, much as Chaucer and Shakespeare are to the English-speaking world.
Emperors, poets and painters have all been inspired by the natural beauty of Hangzhou; a beauty that stirred Marco Polo to describe Hangzhou as a "paradise on earth" in his Travels.

This is a scanned copy of a shot I took a year & a half back.
This has been my most memorable scene in my trip. I am glad to share that with you.

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Additional Photos by Premanand Thangavelu (thaprem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 582 W: 95 N: 443] (2566)
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