This week’s photo challenge is Nostalgia.
I have always associated pavilion with nostalgia.
This pavilion in the middle of West Lake, Hangzhou China is a classic example of the Chinese style pavilion.
The colour picture is a picture I feel there is a big scope for improvement.
I like being able to access the pavilion through the stone bridge on water.
This week’s photo challenge is Frame.
The screen is a skillfully carved timber frame which allows sunlight to come in and at the same time offers a view of the lake,
When I took the picture, my focus was more on the screen and less of the lake.
At the bottom of the screen were two egrets as part of the carving but they look so real!
In the last two times I visited West Lake (Hangzhou), it was deep Autumn and rainy.
Here is a photo supplied by my friend CP Chan, showing the silhouette of a pagoda, in the water.
This image illustrates Hangzhou at its best, when everything seems to be an impression, rather than real.
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.
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.
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.
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!