I lived in Hangzhou for three years from 1995-1997. The HK return year was 1997. I was sitting before a lighted box photo exhibition of HK, wearing a long skirt, with shoulder length hair, it was summer time. The light box was produced at our studio. The photos were token by my boss of that photo studio. I was enjoying taking retired elders out for lotus photos, giving them instructions, supervising for photo print quality. We had photographic classes for universities and studio owners. I think we did great job in photographic services. I met a few good local photographers.
Hangzhou has a post card of West Lake, a legionary story of “White snake” and “Duan Qiao”, a bridge where the white snake was fed by a young boy Xu Xian and she took great appreciation to marry him, a story well described by literature and movies.
With the hosting of G20 in Hangzhou this year, Hangzhou becomes even more well known for foreigners. Spring cherry flowers, summer turnips, mountains and historical sites, rest tea houses for “Long Jin” tea and “Hu Pao” spring, “Lin Yin” temple, with these charming places, Hangzhou is a place to enjoy life.
A few days ago, I met my old classmates in Hangzhou. We had a walk along the “Gong Zheng” bridge of the site of Grand Canal of China. The old factories around the river area were renovated and changed into handcraft exhibition centres such as hand fans, scissors.