Archive for the ‘Hangzhou Travel’ Category

Red billed Blue Magpie in Hangzhou Changqiao Park

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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As I recall that a few years ago CNN listed the sunset in Hangzhou West Lake as one of the 12 great sunset sceneries in the world.

Red billed Blue Magpie in Hangzhou Changqiao Park

There are several places to watch the sunset of West Lake in Hangzhou, including Lakeside Park, Changqiao ( Long Bridge)  Park, etc.

Red billed Blue Magpie in Hangzhou Changqiao Park

This afternoon I walk along the lake from Lakeside Park to Changqiao Park in the southeast corner of the West Lake.

Red billed Blue Magpie in Hangzhou Changqiao Park

I’d like to see the sunset – Leifeng Pagoda sunset over West Lake in Hangzhou. West Lake in early March is full of birds and flowers.

Red billed Blue Magpie in Hangzhou Changqiao Park

In Changqiao Park, I was surprised to find that Changqiao park is also a good place for bird watching.

Red billed Blue Magpie in Hangzhou Changqiao Park

I photographed red billed Blue Magpies. Red billed Blue magpies are common in Xixi Wetland Park, Hangzhou. But still I’m very happy to see the birds in the park.

Red billed Blue Magpie in Hangzhou Changqiao Park

Note: Hangzhou is my home town, about 3-hour’s drive south of Shanghai, China.

Birding in Beijing

More Birds in my lens


Magpies and a Black Cat

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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In Changqiao Park, a tourist threw a piece of plastic food wrapping paper on the lawn on the side of the road.

Magpies and a Black Cat

It appeared that there was still some food left on or around the food wrapping paper. Several magpies flew down from the trees to eat food. 

Magpies and a Black Cat

A moment later, a black cat came slowly towards the plastic paper. It appeared that she also wanted to share the delicious food.

Magpies and a Black Cat

Magpies had no choice but to go away. The black cat enjoyed the food alone.

Magpies and a Black Cat

During this period, magpies tried to scare the black cat away for several times.

The black cat was very alert to Magpie’s action, but from time to time he kept his head down, eating the food.

Magpies on a tree

Note: Changqiao Park is located in the south-east corner of West Lake in Hangzhou. Hangzhou is my home town, about 3-hour’s drive south of Shanghai, China.

A Proud Magpie

Birding in Beijing

More Birds in my lens

Smell the fragrance of West Lake Spring despite face masks

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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Smell the fragrance of West Lake Spring despite face masks. With Covid-19 virus under control, people in the city of Hangzhou are coming out for the fresh spring.

Nanshan Road are in traffic jam

It was a fine day in Hangzhou yesterday. Hangzhou is my home town, about 3 hours’ drive south of Shanghai.

The West Lake is crowded with tourists

The West Lake is crowded with tourists, especially some sections of Nanshan Road are in traffic jam and parking lots are hard to find.

The main street area is full of traffic

Most of the commercial outlets in the city have begun to open one after another.

Biking with face masks

The main street area is full of traffic, basically returning to the busy days of the past – previous to the breakout of covid-19 virus.

Line up buying take-out food

At noon, people line up to buy takeout food. When they line up, they keep 1 meter away from each other.

Take-out food at Zhiweiguan Restaurant

Buying take-out food at baozi shops or at Zhiweiguan Restaurant are very popular.

A well geared man buying food
Most of the commercial outlets are open
Enjoy walking around the city center
Son and Father

At present, there are not many restaurants opened. It is said that at present, the requirements for sit-down restaurants are very high, and most small catering enterprises that are not chain stores cannot meet the requirements set by the local government to brace for coronavirus.

downtown Hangzhou

I walked south along the West Lake from the lakeside park through Liulangwenying Park, and finally come to Changqiao Park to watch the sunset.

Young people walking along the lake

Walking in a loop  for more than ten kilometers, watching, taking photos and enjoying the West Lake spring.

Smell the fragrance of West Lake Spring despite face masks
Weeping willow trees
Weeping willow trees
Family spring outing
Boating on the lake
Beautiful Spring of the West Lake

People wear masks, young and old. Although people are wearing a mask, it seems that the masks don’t damp people’s mood of going out to play.

Take in the fresh air of spring
Immersed in green and flowers
Sea of flowers along the lake

I still smell the fragrance of West Lake Spring despite my face mask.

Boating on the lake
take a break on the lake
West Lake sunset

I still like to take photos of the integration of human beings  and landscape, recording the West Lak spring of 2020 with the brand of  “Novice Coronavirus”.