Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection (at West Lake)

Perhaps West Lake in Hangzhou, China is the best place for viewing or having internal reflections.

We were visiting West Lake a couple of years ago.

Winter has already set in, but this didn’t stop us from enjoying the scenery around the lake and it’s environs.DSCF6424

For most of the time, the sky was overcast and grey,  however, the reflection of the trees in the lake was just amazing.DSCF6445

West Lake has been named a UNESCO site. While walking around the lake,  one can feel the culture of the place and the  openness of the area. The view of the far away pagoda, the nearby Chinese style building on the shore and their reflection in the lake were just breath taking.DSCF6468

Typically, weeping willows are planted near the water edges.  As for the most time while we were there, it was raining, and the reflections of the willow are not as clear.DSCF6501

With almost no tourists around, you can feel the tranquility of the place. Here is a picture that I have posted, but this time I have flipped the picture top to bottom so the the reflection of the trees are on the top.DSCF6434

One of the scenic locations is where colourful kois are reared. In the picture, again, one can see the reflections of the willows. We took the opportunity to view and photograph them.

All in all, the trip was pleasant and reflective!


60 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection (at West Lake)

  1. Your upside down reflections were a surprise! Scrolling down I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me! I also have been to the beautiful West Lake twice as a tourist! The ripples in the water of the trees in the foreground are indeed unique with a very gentle breeze over the water. Beautiful!

    • Michael, if I don’t anytime soon, I’ll be content to just travel with you and enjoy your expert photography. When I finish the paintings I’m working on I hope to do one with reflections which I know will be a great challenge!

  2. Love the flipped pic, I didn’t notice immediately what you’d done, but it is very effective. Have been enjoying all your takes on the challenge this week.

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