West Lake, known as "the pearl" in Hangzhou, is surrounded by mountains in three sides. Around the West Lake, people can find many Chinese Tranditional achitectures, like pavilions, stelas etc. and some of which have been exsisting for more than hundreds of years. As you can see, the plant in the lake is the Lotus without blossoming. Lotus is regarded as a sacred flower, for in Buddhism, the appearence of Buddas is alway accompanied with Lotus as their pedestals. The sculpture in the lake portrays a picture of a woman plucking Lotus.
PS. If you ask me what people are doing in the pavilion, I have to say"Only if they are not washing their feet is everything fine." :)