77highway.typepad.com > China - Shanghai, Hangzhou, Zhouzhuang (Mar 2003)

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Drying Tea Leaves (Dsc01312)

Drying Tea Leaves (Dsc01312)

The fresh crop of longjing cha.


Fun Calligraphy (Dsc01334)

Fun Calligraphy (Dsc01334)


Night Market in Hangzhou (Dsc01319)

Night Market in Hangzhou (Dsc01319)


Pigs Trotters (Dsc01292)

Pigs Trotters (Dsc01292)

A Zhouzhuang delicacy.


Shelling Crabs (Dsc01294)

Shelling Crabs (Dsc01294)

Crabs being meticulously picked clean in the foyer of a restaurant in Hangzhou (later to be served upstairs).


Snack Food (Dsc01311)

Snack Food (Dsc01311)

The pot in the bottom right contains sticks of beancurd.


The Bund By Night (Dsc01284)

The Bund By Night (Dsc01284)

The famous Shanghai Bund.


Zhouzhuang (Dsc01288)

Zhouzhuang (Dsc01288)

Zhouzhuang is one of the many "Venice of China"... Photo was taken before the rest of the hordes descended on the place during this public holiday...


Zhouzhuang (Dsc01291)

Zhouzhuang (Dsc01291)

We made the error of visiting Zhouzhuang on 8th March (International Women's Day)... As the day wore on, the place became suffocatingly packed with local tourists. We spent lots of time shuffling against the crowds and too little time sightseeing.