At dusk along the northern shore of West Lake in Hangzhou China there is a beautiful water show lit up by an array of colored lights. Right at the waterline there are dozens of little fountain heads that shoot the water high into the air – sometimes 50 feet or more. The fountains of water change angles as well in a coordinated fashion, making the mist seem to dance across the lake.
Hangzhou is one of my favorite cities in China. It’s a city that has modernized quite eloquently without loosing its charm or cultural heritage, and while still upholding the beautiful natural landscape that surrounds the city. Even when venturing into the main parts of the city, Hangzhou never quite feels like the large metropolis of over 8 million people that it is – which is part of why I like it. After spending the day peacefully meandering around West Lake, or exploring temples, tea fields, and museums, the light show is a nice finale. I easily become memorized by pretty lights.
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A few shout-outs to some other entries that I liked:
- mylifeafterglow has a beautiful collage of photos with bright warm colors that look like they came from all over the world.
- suellewellyn2011 reminds of how much color and texture are found in rust.
- dewetswild shows us the very vividly colored face of a Bateleur eagle.
- evilnymphstuff shares her watercolors and rainbow-colored objects.
- humanrightswarrior takes us on a journey through the bright colors of Cameroon.
- ceephotography shares the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at different times.
- iamontherun experiences the important Ogoh-ogoh festival in Bali.