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Friday, July 24, 2009

China Diary -- Part 43 Wuzhen, the Water Town

Our next destination was Wuzhen, a place where traditional arts, crafts, and lifestyles are preserved -- in a way it was like a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, but in other ways it was exotic and unique. Here is some of what we saw there.

Wuzhen is built on the water. It's water, water everywhere, and to top it off it rained continually while we were there.

Ever since Suzhou I've been looking at windows and doors and seeing picture frames.

An old apothecary shop.

Narrow, wet, curvy streets. Great for photographs.

Traditional crafts are on display.

Indigo dyed fabrics hung out to dry, in the pouring rain.

This is the shot everybody takes. I saw several taken from this specific site on the internet.

Just walkin' in the rain, getting soaking wet.

Naturally I got in a boat and took some shots from water-level.

Yep, trees grow right out of the roofs of houses.

And finally, back to where we started. Then back to the buses and on our way to Hangzhou, our next destination.