Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hangzhou Alley (1)

Trust me, Hu tong is not unique in Beijing.
In the northern part of China alleys were called "Hutong", in the southern part they were more likely addressed as "Xiang" (sounds a little like 'Shiang', the fourth tone)
Although Hangzhou doesnt have so many alleys as Shanghai does, take a look at this, it does have some typical households alleys.
It's a great fun to live in an alley like this, households here have a much closer relationship with their neighbors than those who 'lock' themselves in apartments.
This must be a new alley, I know some Xiangs in Hangzhou that can be traced back to Ming and Qing dynasties, and they look just fantastic, hmmm, Monday and Tuesday are pretty boring, right? You just need to pull yourself together...
I have some really good shots tomorrow, don't worry, I'm sure you'll like it.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Reed Field

In a field of reeds @ Gudang
I think I have departured from the typical Hangzhou flavor for quite a few posts until the last one...
2200 years of history would never fail our expectations for its unique classic beauty.
Therefore, you will see more natural scenes, more cultural sites here, and more lifestyle pics as well.
The 7-day National Holiday has started, and I'll take this period of time to rediscover Hangzhou.

Have a nice Monday!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


In the canal sunset, 5 PM
These words are as old as the history of bronze. (Words are newly carved but the literature has a long history)
Taken from the great literature Yue-jueshu, The End Of The Kingdom Of Yue
Btw, can you recognize this man? Really really famous figure in Chinese history..

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Imperfect Perfection

@ municipal Hospital No.2

I like this tree, imperfectly perfect, reminding me what my mentor always tell us on our interpretation class: perfection is nothing.
Have a great weekend ! I'll out for more photos tomorrow!
Enn, just received a notice that we have to work during the weekend, that's because we will have a 7 day National Day (10.1 ) holiday, so I'll out after this weekend.

Friday, September 26, 2008


I took several lib roof photos that day, and this one is a little different from the previous one. It's taken from the same angle but with higher ISO and flashlighted, whick makes it even more metal-feeling and spacecraft-looking.
Just wanna say congratulations to the successful launch of No.7 shenzhou.
Did you watch that?
I knew they're gonna make it so I simply skipped the most nervous part.
See you then!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Paradise Bird

Streliteia, also known as paradise bird.
Everybody have a nice day!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ordinary Miracle

Oooooh, it must take her great effort to weave a web like this.
I'm always marveled at their persistence, never give up.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


We cant be more familiar with this river side road, 80% of my canal photos were taken from this narrow path
Hangzhounese love strolling and jogging here. Even just watching the colliers moving in the canal can be such a cosy thing.
and Im really running out of Hangzhou photos . let's wait...
Updated: hmmm, I was trying to slack off for a couple of days , honestly, I do have some plants photos before I really 'running out', so I' ll still keep here going before I out for more Hangzhou pics.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Group Flying

Havent out for photos for quite a long time, this is again one of those old sky photos that I took several days ago.
Well I have a really busy schedual this week, except Friday of course, hmmm, I'll try to take some new shots later this week.
This is not typical Hangzhou flavor, but typical everywhere...make do with it, haha.
Have a nice Monday! Indeeeeeeeed.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Eagle Fly Alone

We never expect to see this kind of aviator in the sky of Hangzhou, at least I was surprised to see him when I took the photo...And lucky this guy that he can fly in a sky without the shadows of high-rise buildings.

This is the Lomo style that I cant love more..hotpixels sometime can create unexpected effect.
If you dont like the this style, I can give you the original pic with less hotpixels :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

In Return.. :)

I took the photo several days ago, this flower is unique in the Jiangnan region, I dont know the name of it, but looks nice, isnt it?
I didn't cut down the original size,3264*2448, do downsize it to 1024*768 if you want to download it, hmm, if you want. All the photos here are free-of-charge. haha
Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

"No" Sign

I took this photo at a park in Gongshu area, simply because the tree trunks and the leaves go well with the light. And it's funny as the trunks feature an "x", a natural 'No' sign, right in front of a construction site behind the park, that's a "restricted area".
To be honest, I dont even know what tree is this, my guess is a Cinnamomum.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I took the photo before I went to sleep last night, it's always an interesting thing to see the moon change shape.
Last quarter, New, First quarter,
and...this one-- Full moon, so beautiful.
It would somehow be stupid to ask "how's the moon in your place look like", but Im really curious if the same moon looks different in different regions at the same period of time.
so far as I know, it's the same, haha

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lib at Night

My school lib at night, looks like some spacecraft

(...Well I admit it, the professor stuff, I was just finding excuses for my 'absence', my test really is time-consuming..)

and if you want to see the lib at daytime, you can find it at http://hangzhoudailyphoto.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-09-14T20%3A55%3A00%2B08%3A00&max-results=1

Sleep tight, still very happy today.

Autumn Willow

This is how willow looks like in the Autumn,
no longer green, but still beautiful.
Sorry to say it's a little blurred even after I filtered the picture , I used the maximum focal length when I took the photo..
As for the night shot of my school lib that some of you asked for, I'll post it tonight or maybe tomorrow.
Good day to you~

Monday, September 15, 2008

Butterfly In Autumn

I saw this leggy lady on my way home several days ago, I guess this is the best shot I've ever made about a flying object. A little pity here she's not in white which should have distinguished herself from the background.
Haha, have a nice Monday~

Sunday, September 14, 2008

True Love

Since I said all the photo here are downloadable, I surely dont want my family Mid-autumn photo to become public, so I changed the previous one to this.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Peter has been asking for my college photos for several times, Ok..I took some during the lunch break, this is the roof of our school lib, and it looks more beautiful at night.

A corner of the campus, well, I should say this is a normal private school, but we all love the freedom it gives us.. your own schedual, your own mentor, your own subjects, whatever, all up to us.
Beside these 'privileges', it's the same with those public schools, we have strict standard of graduation, you have to finish your graduation internship at the third summer, you have to write a report, you have to finish your 160 credits, you have to pass several exams to get a Bachelor’s Degree Certificate of Zhejiang Uni, and the most important, you have to finish your thesis and the thesis defence, which has turned down lots of ill-prepared students.
So have you gotten a main idea of our college life from this short introduction?

Friday, September 12, 2008


I shoot several campus photos today, but better to post them next week.
I took this streliteia leaf several days ago at the grand canal, I guess this is the last sense of summer that I felt.
Mid-autumn day is coming , kinda a big day for Chinese people, because no matter where and how busy you are, you should try your best to reach your friends and loved ones, this is an occasion for reunion.
Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I took the photo at around 21:00, and it was almost 22 o'clock when I arrived home, so... why not talk about the time schedual for a normal Hangzhounese.
Normally 7 o'clock would be the time we get up, 8:00-11:30 working time. 11:30-13:30 lunch break, 13:30-17:30 working time, 18:00 dinner time, then we watch some TV, take some strolling , or do some homework, 22:00 go to sleep.
Sometimes we college students dont need to follow the rules, we can set our own scheduals and for me, I never schedual any class at the first period of the day, that's 8:00-9:30..I know I would be late everyday because 8:00 is the time I usually get up.
The last semester might be the most unregular one for me as I almost lived a 'Greenwich Time'.
haha..How's your schedual? Does your lifestyle match your time zone?
In the meantime, wish you a nice Thursday!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Most Needed Tower

High-voltage transmission tower, this is what you can see all along the railway routes in China,
especially along those of the 'west-to-east electric power transmission' project.
Not so bad-looking...
ohya..I almost forgot: Happy Teacher's Day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Midnight Willow

Wish you a happy Tuesday! It's another night shot of the Grand Canal that I took several days ago.
Willow trees have a close connection with spirits in some countries. They even had a Japanese ghost story named Green Willow...
AND yes, of course happy birthday to you

Monday, September 8, 2008

Toddler Again

How's your weekend?
I'm sorry I post this boy again..but he's really cute. I just can't help looking at his photos

If you still remember the last Saturday's post, the "toddler desigher", you would know why he put on such a 'reluctant' expression, he was so facinated by those shoes that his mother had to 'drag' him away from those women shoes..
He kept doing his tug-of-war with his mother that I just couldnt grab a clear shot.
Well if I were his mom, I would just let him stand before those shoes until he got totally tired. haha
And I'm in campus again, cramming for my January test...

Sunday, September 7, 2008


@ Grand Canal
In a field of Streliteia. They look so beautiful in the rainy night.
I didn't use tripod, so a little blur, but I've tried my best to take a manual night shot.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Toddler designer

My kid, yeees, trust me.
and...he's very much interested in women shoes, I guess he wants to be a designer or some stylist, cool.
Sooooo cute his tiny hands.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Quick-Pace Athlete

He has some special treatment, everybody gives way to him. I was thinking to give him a hand, but he must be some disabled athlete, He crossed the road using less than 20 seconds!
But ......unmoral for a disabled to be a jaywalker?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tell Me What YOU Think

To HZDP readers:
what kind of photo do you prefer of this site?
Hangzhounese lifestyle or Hangzhou scenery?
This is probably my last day on vacation, and I dont think I have so much time in dealing with these photos as soon as my last college year starts, tell me what you think about HZDP's photos.
So I can choose to take more scenery photos or more Hangzhounese photos.

Taken @ Yuanhua shopping mall. that's how hangzhounese do their shopping, my friend and I went there for some last minute shopping before our trip to Gansu several days ago. (Before we went to Beijing, hmmm...what am I gonna do with you guys.)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Wish you a happy Wednesday~

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Again, Grand Canal

@ Grand Canal, the longest ancient and artificial river in the world.

This is another shot of the Beijing-Hangzhou Canal. You can find a closer shot of the collier in last Saturday's post.
I dont think I'm gonna be able to out for more photos today. The headache has upgraded to a fever I guess.
I dont like to sound like a teacher or some toursit guide, but you might be interested in the history of it, that's more than 2500 years...

Monday, September 1, 2008

Gloomy Jiangnan

Summer is almost over and everybody should be careful with the changing weather, for me, I just learned a great lessen here, I went into sleep without any blanket last night and forgot to turn off the air-conditioner!

As a result, headache- headache- headache... and I stayed in my washroom for at least 2 hours this morning (you know what will happen when your stomach gets cold...)

Look at this photo, no words of description but take care, take care, take care.