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Old February 23rd, 2011, 11:33 PM   #21
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ChongQing

Some more of the cities river views:


«Chongqing | Yangtze» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Chongqing | Yangtze» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Chongqing | Jialing river» на Яндекс.Фотках

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Old February 25th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #22
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ChongQing


«ChongQing | Yuzhong skyline from the Science and Technology museum park in JaingBei» на Яндекс.Фотках


«ChongQing | JiangBei» на Яндекс.Фотках


«ChongQing | Yuzhong» на Яндекс.Фотках
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Old February 26th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #23
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Hangzhou

OK, let's for the next few posts go somewhere else, to provide a little contrast to foggy Chongqing let's jump to sunny Hangzhou all the way back in the east.


«Hangzhou | Tower» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | Exhibition_new» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | Chanel @ Wulin» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | Wulin Square» на Яндекс.Фотках
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Old February 27th, 2011, 11:18 AM   #24
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Hangzhou


«Hangzhou | Canal side» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | Wulin» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | Being decent on a bus» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | Morning Run» на Яндекс.Фотках
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Old February 28th, 2011, 04:38 AM   #25
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i want to see more hangzhou pics,thanks.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 11:33 AM   #26
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Hagzhou

and here they come. These photos are a bit older - from later autumn early winter of 2008


«Hangzhou | along Qiantang River (Liuhe Ta)» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | gold» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | drive» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | calm» на Яндекс.Фотках

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Old March 1st, 2011, 03:27 AM   #27
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i really love your pics, what camera do you use? hangzhou is truely amazing.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 11:25 AM   #28
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I'm a "nikonian" so Nikon SLRs D70 / D200 / D300 the trick is to shot always in RAW (NEF, preferably lossless and as high bit as possible).

Some more of Hangzhou:


«Hangzhou | behind the screen» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | hz life» на Яндекс.Фотках

and slightly different settings...


«Hangzhou | big brother» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | in the shadow of...» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | flying XiHu fish» на Яндекс.Фотках
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Old March 1st, 2011, 11:49 AM   #29
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Great, very nice updates SimFox
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Old March 1st, 2011, 10:15 PM   #30
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well, this particular one is about to be closed for good. So, may be they've decided not to bother with it anymore.
yesterday was its last operational day. about 120 thousand people went to take the last cable car just for memorial purpose, and they had to extend the closing time. I don't understand why the city planners decided to abandon such a fun way of transportation. Maybe it is because the traffic volume declined to 1000 passengers a day due to several recently built bridges, but it could be turned into a tourist site. The popular Chinese movie"Crazy stone" started with the cable car. Anyway, I hope they won't touch the Yangtze River cable car.



And the Hangzhou pics are nice too. just one West Lake is enough to make it my favorite city in China. Good thing that they put the skyscrapers a little far away from the lake.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 11:19 PM   #31
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yesterday was its last operational day. about 120 thousand people went to take the last cable car just for memorial purpose, and they had to extend the closing time. I don't understand why the city planners decided to abandon such a fun way of transportation. Maybe it is because the traffic volume declined to 1000 passengers a day due to several recently built bridges, but it could be turned into a tourist site. The popular Chinese movie"Crazy stone" started with the cable car. Anyway, I hope they won't touch the Yangtze River cable car.
I know I saw the news...
But reality is that tall those people turned up only because they're closing it. When I was there last October there hasn't really been anyone. we had to wait for about 30 min till a group of pensioners from Guangzhou had showed up so the operators actually started the darn thing... So apart from occasional tourists nobody had been taking the ride. It was too expensive and to nowhere... Cause here is what on the other side of Yuzhong in JiangBei:


«ChongQing | Yuzhong cablecar station in JiangBei» на Яндекс.Фотках

it's literally nothing but great new Grand Opera theater:


«ChongQing | Yuzhong - JiangBei cable car» на Яндекс.Фотках


«ChongQing | Grand Opera in JiangBei» на Яндекс.Фотках


«ChongQing | Opera» на Яндекс.Фотках


«ChongQing | Yuzhong & Opera» на Яндекс.Фотках


«ChongQing | Grand Opera Theater in JiangBei» на Яндекс.Фотках

and Chongqing Science and technology museum:


«ChongQing | Science and Technology Museum in JinagBei» на Яндекс.Фотках


«ChongQing | Science and Technology museum park» на Яндекс.Фотках

Besides, they are building metro/monorail bridge bridge right next to it...

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And the Hangzhou pics are nice too. just one West Lake is enough to make it my favorite city in China. Good thing that they put the skyscrapers a little far away from the lake.
Yeah, XiHu - Western Lake - is great, but Hangzhou is so much more. It has this incredible style and sense of refinement to it that is very difficult to put in words - splendor and decadence of Song?

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Old March 3rd, 2011, 10:42 AM   #32
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Hangzhou


«Hangzhou |» на Яндекс.Фотках


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Old March 4th, 2011, 06:21 PM   #33
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Hangzhou

Not a Xihu facade of Hangzhou. Also these are from 2007, so some of it may already be gone. New developments had been already pushing into some of these areas then...


«Hangzhou |» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou |» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou |» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou |» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | Splash of Color» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou |» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou |» на Яндекс.Фотках
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Old March 5th, 2011, 05:17 PM   #34
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Hangzhou

and, naturally when I says Hangzhou one almost always means Xihu - Western Lake focal point of city's self awareness it's cultural as well as a geographical feature.


«Hangzhou | XiHu» на Яндекс.Фотках


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«Hangzhou | XiHu» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou |» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | XiHu» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | XiHu» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | Xihu picnic» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | Xihu» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | republican defenders of Hangzhou » на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | Xihu shore» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | XiHu shore» на Яндекс.Фотках
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Old March 6th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #35
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«Hangzhou |» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou |» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | XiHu rockabilly chicks» на Яндекс.Фотках


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«Hangzhou | XiHu shore promenade» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Hangzhou | winter afternoon» на Яндекс.Фотках

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Old March 6th, 2011, 04:26 PM   #36
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tianjin and hangzhou looks great.

but ChongQing looks horrible from these photos
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very interesting statement, would you care to elaborate/say more on the subject. I do understand that much of it is, inevitably, subjective. None the less, the sum of subjectives, in a way, may create if not true objective, but, in a manner of speaking, the public perception of it. And as such is valuable and enlightening...
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Ok

these are the reasons:

-a lot of ugly(imho) residential higrises along the river
-an highway along the river, no waterfront
-an huge concentration of ugly higrises.
-No beautiful spots.

everything is imho and comes from these photos perception.

when I see a new city in china rising and I don't like it I'm sad, because you have the power to build awesome cities.

this is what I don't like in a modern city:

-Sprawl Skyline: Imho residential highrises are horrible, and if they were build sprawled around the city with an huge concentration is a problem. I prefer medium-high density residential buildings near the centre and then lowest capacity buildings.
I'd rathert to see a city with skyscrapers in the centre and in satellites cities.

-Ugly skyscrapers: I don't like all the design, but there are few skyscrapers I don't like at all.

-Parcs and nature: I want to see big parks and trees in the largest roads.

So judging from yhese criteria I like some china cities and I don't like others china cities (and other modern cities around the globe too)

Judgin from what I've seen in the photos:

The good:
-tianjin
-beijing
-dalian



the bad:
-congqing
-shenzen
-shangai
-naninjing
-guanngzhou

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