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Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, & Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

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"Above there is Heaven; below there is Suzhou and Hangzhou"
Chinese Proverb

These photos, taken with a primitive digital camera in 2000, don't do justice to these famous and beautiful cities, but they are all we have for now. Someday, maybe we can return!

Suzhou was well-known for it’s canals and gardens before Columbus discovered America—AND before Marco Polo introduced China to Europe!

The water lilies were breathtaking at this Suzhou garden.

Countless landscape paintings feature the mountains, bridges, and West Lake of Hangzhou.

Hangzhou's Six Harmonies tower dates back to 970. The Qiantang River bridge was likewise considered a great achievement around 75 years ago.

 Marco Polo loved Hangzhou in the springtime, and this was definitely NOT spring!  But the area is still charming in the cold and rain. (Left) Beth and Andrew pose for Mommy's camera beneath the famous Six Harmonies tower.

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