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Album 1: Beijing and the Great Wall | Album 2: Xian and the Terracotta Army | Album 3: Guilin and the Lijiang | Album 4: Kunming and the Stone Forest | Album 5: Chongqing, an overnight stop | Album 6: Yangtze River and the Three Gorges | Album 7: Wuhan: Museums and a quiet lake | Album 8: Hangzhou: Prosperity, tea, and a monastery | Album 9: Wuzhen, an ancient canal town | Album 10: Suzhou: Silk, canals and gardens | Album 11: Shanghai: 16 million people, pet crickets and a museum the shape of a turtle. | Album 12: There and back: Airports

Album 8: Hangzhou: Prosperity, tea, and a monastery

Another city I knew nothing about before the trip. We were probably getting used to China by the time we got to Hangzhou, but the city seemed less foreign to us Australians. The extravagant new houses were unexpected. (For Sydneysiders, "like Cherrybrook but taller"). The tour on the lake was crowded and rushed, pushing our way across the island we had come to see, so as not to get left behind by the boat on the other side, but elsewhere we had time to relax and look around at our own pace. Contrasts, contrasts, and worth a longer stay.

To see photographs of Hangzhou taken nearly 100 years ago, look at these: http://www.pbase.com/lambsfeathers/chekiang
New homes for well-to-do Hangzhou families
New homes for well-to-do Hangzhou families
More ostentatious homes .......
More ostentatious homes .......
........ and more.
........ and more.
Look out for tidal waves
Look out for tidal waves
Tower of Six Harmonies
Tower of Six Harmonies
Another one-child family
Another one-child family
One of 100 models of different kinds of pagoda
One of 100 models of different kinds of pagoda
Another model pagoda
Another model pagoda
Leaving the Hill of Pagodas
Leaving the Hill of Pagodas
Boat for hire, Hangzhou
Boat for hire, Hangzhou
Note the method of rowing
Note the method of rowing
View from the lake  Classic Chinese
View from the lake Classic Chinese
View from the lake  Modern Chinese
View from the lake Modern Chinese
By the lake, Hangzhou
By the lake, Hangzhou
Lake scene, Hangzhou
Lake scene, Hangzhou
At a tea garden
At a tea garden
A Hillside of Tea
A Hillside of Tea
Quiet worker, tea plantation
Quiet worker, tea plantation
Demonstration of tea processing
Demonstration of tea processing
Lingyin rock carvings and statues
Lingyin rock carvings and statues
Lingyin monastery
Lingyin monastery
Roof detail, Lingyin Monastery
Roof detail, Lingyin Monastery
Australian tourist at Lingyin
Australian tourist at Lingyin
Silk: New marketing, old technology
Silk: New marketing, old technology
Silk. Note the portrait of Stalin
Silk. Note the portrait of Stalin
Making silk calendars
Making silk calendars
Hangzhou: a small park in the city
Hangzhou: a small park in the city
In the park, happy to be photographed.
In the park, happy to be photographed.
Beside the park, insisting on being photographed
Beside the park, insisting on being photographed
Hangzhou hyperbaric biscuits?
Hangzhou hyperbaric biscuits?
Orchids at our hotel, Hangzhou
Orchids at our hotel, Hangzhou
High-tech communication
High-tech communication
Low-tech construction site
Low-tech construction site