Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

Water! The lifeline of human mankind. In fact most cities were started from a river bank, river mouth, by the sea or even by the lake. Shanghai is no exception, laid across the Huangpu River this cosmopolitan parades the best of Chinese, French and American heritage. The following is a picture of the famous Shanghai Bund on a rainy day at the river bank.

Shanghai Bund

The following are filled with “Water”, an ancient city in the outskirt of Shanghai, Zhouzhuang. It resembles Venice in the west and has its very own eastern flavour. The captions will guide you through.

The main "street" in Zhouzhuang.

 

Gondola in action maneuvering along narrow waterways.
Narrow waterway and Gondola approaching one of the many bridges.
A typical Gondola.
Villages along the waterways.

 

Gondolas queueing up.

 

View from one of the Gondolas.
Serenity in workplace.

 

Striding along the waterway.
Daily affair: Jamming the waterway during lunch time.

 

A typical bridge over (troubled) water?
Another inhabitant along the busy waterway.

 

Temple and a calm lake.
...and finally my backyard.

 

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16 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

  1. Love your photos. Love your backyard!
    My dream is to live near the water but I’m not sure how I’d feel about it being so close. How is it?

  2. Thank you for sharing a very interesting part of the world. I love living near the water. The pictures of the Gondolas are great. I love the lunchtime traffic jam of gondolas.

  3. Wow, thank you for commenting on my modest little post and inviting me to view these amazing photographs. I had no idea that Venice was hogging all the glory in the waterway world. You just showed me another glimpse of old world beauty.

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