Monday, May 12, 2014

Taihu Lake (太湖) & Mingyue Historic Town (明月谷村) - Suzhou, China (Part 9)

In the month of December in 2013, I took a trip to China to visit relatives and to travel places and take photos. On this trip, I visited Jiangsu (江苏), Anhui (安徽), Hong Kong (香港), and Macau (澳门). I took many photos on this trip and I will be splitting them into many parts. I will do my best in these blog post to describe the photos, however due to the lack of map data for China (on Google) and my horrible Chinese, I may not be able to give you too much details on certain things. At the time of visit, the smog in China is very heavy. In many of the photos, you will see what looks to be fog or haze, but it is the smog (pollution) in China. Be warned, that the pollution in China is not at safe levels. I started coughing less than one week into the trip, and I did not recover until the beginning of March this year (2014). Many individuals in China had the same cough I got. If you haven't done so, you can view my vlogs here. I already posted all my vlogs (of the entire trip) on Youtube, but these photos will come out in parts.

12/2013,我去中国旅游。我去了江苏、安徽、香港、和澳门玩。我会把照片分成很多部分。我的中文没有那么好,我不能翻译所有的东西。 我去中国的时候有很大的雾霾。我咳嗽咳了好几个月。我这次旅游也拍了一些视频,你可以在这里看。

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To view my best China photos from this trip, use this link. To view all of my photos from 2013 China trip, use this link.

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After Shanghai (上海), I returned to Suzhou (苏州) via the high speed rail. The photos for today are from Suzhou, Jiangsu, China (苏州, 江苏, 中国) and are taken on 12/26/2014. The places in this post will include Taihu Lake (太湖), Mingyue Historic Town (明月谷村), Jinji Lake (金鸡湖), and The Gate to the East (东方之门).

上海玩完了,我坐高铁回到苏州。今天的照片是在苏州拍的。有太湖、明月谷村、金鸡湖、和东方之门的照片。

First photo is shot on Changsha Island (长沙岛) and is of Taihu Lake (太湖). What you are looking at is heavy smog, not ordinary fog. This lake is suppose to be very beautiful, but the smog really ruins the scenery. I guess it does add a lot of depth and mystery to the image...
这是在太湖。照片是在长沙岛上拍的。你看见的是雾霾。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 11 01 N 120 20 42 E 

A black and white process of the photo above. 

Here is a smoggy shot near the shore of Taihu Lake (太湖) facing Mingyue Historic Town (明月谷村).
这是在太湖边上拍的。这是明月谷村。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 04 09 N 120 16 10 E

Another photo shot near the shore of Taihu Lake (太湖) facing Mingyue Historic Town (明月谷村).
这是在太湖边上拍的。这是明月谷村。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 04 10 N 120 16 07 E


Walking toward the entrance to Mingyue Historic Town (明月谷村). The historic brick roads. 
往明月谷村里走。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 04 11 N 120 16 10 E

Inside the historic town now! I thought that tree looked very nice with the stream. 
到里面了。我很喜欢那个树。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 04 10 N 120 16 13 E

I thought these stairs would make a great depth shot so I took a photo of them. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 04 10 N 120 16 14 E

A black and white process of the photo above. 

More photos of the brick roads in Mingyue Historic Town (明月谷村).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 04 11 N 120 16 16 E


More photos of this historic town. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 04 08 N 120 16 21 E

A black and white process of the photo above. 

There was a private household selling aquatic groceries. Here fish is being hung to make salted fish. 
做咸鱼呢。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 04 08 N 120 16 19 E

Taihu Lake Shrimp
太湖虾


More photos of salted fish. 
跟多咸鱼。

Dried fish
鱼竿

A loquat tree garden in the historic town.
枇杷树
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 04 07 N 120 16 17 E

The place where Taihu Lake (太湖) meets the stream in the historic town. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 04 07 N 120 16 14 E


Out on a pier in the historic town going out into Taihu Lake (太湖). On the top left is the sun, which is all you can see due to the smog...
这是太湖。左上角是太阳被雾霾遮住了。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 04 06 N 120 16 12 E

Another photo on the pier of Taihu Lake (太湖) and Mingyue Historic Town (明月谷村). Last photo from Mingyue Historic Town (明月谷村).
明月谷村和太湖。这是明月谷村最后一张照片。

Driving around Taihu Lake (太湖), here is a photo of a pier into the lake. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 12 50 N 120 24 39 E

Grass in Taihu Lake (太湖). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 12 47 N 120 24 41 E

Back inside Jinji Lake (金鸡湖). On the left is The Gate to the East (东方之门). This was shot at night. 
这是金鸡湖和东方之门(左边)。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 18 02 N 120 41 21 E

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I will continue with more photos from Suzhou (苏州). Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

我下一次有跟多的苏州照片。

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