Images of the Grassland at Yangchenghu Peninsula 阳澄湖半岛冬游

Yangcheng Lake, located at the northwest of Suzhou City, is well-known for its crab which has the fame as “The king of the carbs”. I wento to Yangchenghu Peninsula yesterday. It looks like a piece of shiny jade in the sun. And surprisingly, it has a wide grassland for fun. We enjoyed the natural scenery and participate in some sports there.

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Hi Steemit Friends, this is my entry for ColorChallenge initiated by @kalemandra. The color for Saturday is Indigo. Here’s the detail for ColorChallenge. I like to share my life experience through different pictures.

大家好,这是我参加色彩挑战的帖子,今天的颜色主题是#SaturdayIndigo 靛青色。应该是气温骤降的原因,我得了重感冒,一直在咳嗽,咳得我若隐若现的头痛,除了忙忙碌碌的工作,什么都不想做。

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I am getting over a terrible cold and now trying to recover myself. I totally understand if my lack of enthusiasm on posting or overall communication has driven you away. But hey, everyone has the moment when they don’t want to write down anything.

这张照片拍摄于苏州阳澄湖,阳澄湖大闸蟹是闻名海内外,不过这个季节没有大闸蟹,可以到阳澄湖大草坪露营。不过风超级大,除了能放风筝,估计人都能刮上天。

Camera/相机 📷: Nikon 尼康

Entry For “YourCityVibez”: Behind the Glitz | 浮华背后

Hello Steemit Friends,

This is my entry for YourCityVibez contest hosted by @vladikras :Street/Roads. If you want to join, see the details here.

这是我提交的由 @vladikras 发起的YourCityVibez 的参赛作品。 最新的主题是街道/路,具体规则见这里

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This photo was taken at the way to Suzhou Center besides the Jinji Lake. This photo becomes a little fuzzy as the car is moving really fast. I choose the un-finished skyscraper as the background and the fast-moving cars as the front scene. From this photo, I want to show the busy life for the new citizens at the fast growing Suzhou city.

这张照片拍摄的是现在最最最繁华的苏州中心未竣工的时候,坐落在美丽的金鸡湖边。这张照片中汽车有点点糊,背景是为竣工的苏州中心,马路上是疾驰的汽车,我想用这张照片凸显出新苏州人建设新苏州的忙碌。 Continue Reading

Dushu Lake Church Photography 独墅湖教堂

When talking about Suzhou, many people think about the little bridges over flowing streams, pavilions and towers with their shadows reflected in the water. I would be love to share the different exotic sightseeing of Dushu lake church today. It is located by the Dushu Lake and attracted many newly-wed couples to take wedding photos for its medieval Gothic architectural style. I like to visit the church because the people there are so friendly, and when hearing the songs they sing, I can feel the inner peace.

看惯了苏州的小桥流水,亭台楼阁,今天去了独墅湖教堂,领略一丢丢异国风情。苏州的教堂中,比较熟悉的是狮山基督教教堂,而独墅湖教堂风景最好,坐落于美丽的独墅湖畔,干净明亮的建筑、尖尖角的屋顶,哥特式的造型,吸引了很多新人区拍婚纱照。虽说我不是基督信徒,我也经常去教堂转悠,毕竟国内的寺庙都是要门票的,而教堂反而是免费的,而且教堂内的工作人员,都特别友善,更重要的是教堂那些听不懂的梵音让我格外的心安。

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It is a good thing to have a beautiful church by the quiet lakeside. It can bring us peace, and quiet. When I visit this place, it could calm down my nerve, and I feel comforted.

从钢筋混凝土的现代都市漫步到美丽的独墅湖边,寻求到这样一个静谧之地,让人们的心灵得到一丝抚慰和安宁。落日时分,落日的余晖映照着湖水,在云彩中发出阵阵金光,温暖的眼光投射到湖水中,成为最亮丽的风景线。

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Here’s the close view for its decorative Gothic style architecture.

哥特式建筑风格,主堂、牧师楼、钟楼。

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When entering the white arch, you will see the main building of the church.

湖边漫步,走过这扇白色的小拱门,便走近了临湖边的教堂。

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很多新人会穿着两米长拖尾的婚纱来拍婚纱照,在波澜荡漾的湖边绽放着灿烂的幸福,愿真主保佑他们永远幸福。

I didn’t see any visitors there, only a few new couples taking wedding photos. I can see their happiness from there smiling face. And wish them be happy and in love forever.

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矗立在教堂广场中心的耶稣像张开双臂,普度众生,高6米,重达3吨,安放在1.8米高的汉白玉大理石底座上。上面有八个我看不懂得大字,“非以役人 乃役于人”。

May Jesus bless us.

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一路上秀美的风景让人流连忘返。

The wonderful scene there is a great attraction

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Travel to Lotus Island “蟹”露天机:莲花岛,美人腿,面拖蟹

“不是阳澄蟹味好,此生何必住苏州!”
“不得一味,而十味俱全”。
说得就是苏州久负盛名的阳澄湖大闸蟹。于是乎,上周末在 @icedream@herlife @candiceji 都在加班的时候,溜达去了莲花岛~

自古以来,阳澄湖大闸蟹就迷倒了万千吃货的❤。金秋九月,大闸蟹还没有上市,现在的都还是幼崽时期,成熟度不如十月的蟹,但味道更为鲜美,蟹黄较为软滑。九月苏州大闸蟹的正确吃法是面拖蟹,不仅螃蟹好吃,连面粉都那么好吃的一道菜!七月的时候更小只,“六月黄”是跟年糕一起炒。

游客比较喜欢的拼蟹区域主要在巴城,跟莲花岛。巴城是上海人去的比较多,交通很便利,可以直接自驾到酒店门口,具体见这里:I will invite you to dinner if you come to visit Bacheng this July 忙归忙,勿忘六月黄,我七月初去巴城尝试的“六月黄”。

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周末我去的是阳澄湖的莲花岛,莲花岛位于阳澄湖正中央,说岛的造型像朵莲花,倒更像是一条美人腿。只能开车到莲花岛北码头,然后坐快艇登岛,快艇沿着阳澄湖的航线行驶,可以看到快艇两边都是养大闸蟹的蟹栏,穿行十多分钟,可以到各家的码头。

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如果遇到暴雨天气,店家会选择用电瓶车接送,所以需要做快艇的需要看好天气,有次我台风天去的莲花岛,然后被困在岛上好久。。。当然了这是莲花岛的最大特色:风景秀丽,三面环水,黛瓦粉墙,人烟稀少,世外桃源,很适合度假。 Continue Reading

悠闲假期,感受海滨城市的浪漫 Travel with me: Beihai Eating and Travel Guide

世界那么大,我想去看看
四季那么美,我想去欣赏
高山峻峰,浅浅海湾,西环海傍,
真如高晓松这句“生活不止眼前的苟且,还有诗和远方”。
没有攻略,没有计划,没有行程安排,
果断买票,边走边玩,给自己一场说走就走的旅行。

行在北海 Travel in Beihai

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I have traveled to Guilin with my mum,and stayed there for 4 days. But the weather is getting really cold, and we only bring our summer dresses with us. So we went to the shopping center to buy some thick clothes, where we met a traveler from the Beihai city. She said Beihai is much hotter than Guilin, and the sightseeing is better, too. So I bought a ticket heading to Beihai city the other day. But when I arrive there, the weather is also so cool. I have no chance to wear my bikini on the Silver beach.

跟我妈一起从上海飞桂林,在桂林阳朔玩了四五天之后,偶遇一个从涠洲岛过来的旅客,她说,北海比桂林好玩,于是我定了阳朔-南宁-北海的车票,乐颠颠的去了,然而当我到北海的时候就降温了,原本是短袖的季节,顿时冷得裹毛衣,大冷天去海边这种事情估计只有我会做了,到达事先定好的酒店的时候,前台小哥说,是昨天刚刚降温的,不出三四天就会再升温去海边玩很合适,然而三四天之后我已经坐飞机返程了。

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I went to the Silver Beach the first day. It is famous for its long beach, white sand, clean water, and soft waves. Silver Beach has natural attributes, including its length, abundant and gorgeous sunshine, fresh air, and clean water.

北海银滩以“滩长、沙白、水净、浪软”而被称为“中国第一滩”。银滩的白色沙子在阳光下泛出淡淡的银光。

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假装在旅游,假装在远方

敲黑板,划重点,我又又又去了西山,继前年的明月湾,尘外净境,去年的西山金庭农家乐,明月湾Again,我又来吃太湖三白了(清蒸白鱼,水煮白虾,银鱼炒蛋),假装自己是千里之外的游客百吃不厌吧。

下个星期去阳澄湖美人腿岛上继续假装自己在远方小岛上快意人生。

西山还是开发初期的模样,宁静的太湖边,美丽的三山岛,没有行色匆匆的人流,也没有浓郁的商业气息,人不多,跟Ethan牵手漫步在明月湾古村,感觉相当惬意。

度假的意义在于逃离城市生活,与世隔绝的西山岛是不错的目的地,其节奏都是缓慢而美好的。

清晨沐浴第一抹阳光,伴着吴侬软语,慢条斯理的起床;中午点点农家小菜,喝喝风花雪月的桂花酿,睡个美美的午觉;黄昏时分,在太湖边品尝明前碧螺春,吹着漫无边际的牛;再慢慢悠悠的回客栈稳稳的睡去;忘却一切撩人烦恼。

​在客栈阳台上,困倦的午后,翘起双脚,晒着太阳,悠闲坐着,一杯清茶,一部Kindle,面前一望无际的太湖,一直到夜深人静。

一如顾城笔下的阳光照在草地上的门前,二如海子的笔下的面朝大海,春暖花开。

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台风天浪迹莲花岛

亲爱的们,在某大神的威逼利诱下,我又来更新了。一个月没有更新,主要是我懒,其次是我感冒了一阵子,导致我越来越懒~今天来晒晒我生活中的诗和田野。我喜欢旅游,喜欢体验不一样的生活,就算看不懂诗和远方,单纯看看田野也是不错的。

中秋的午后,美丽的台风天,伴随着一阵阵的暴雨,重感冒咳嗽中的我,裹起长裤毛衣,驱车去了莲花岛,足见阳澄湖大闸蟹的诱惑力啦。我们是中秋后的第二天去的莲花岛,莲花岛车是不能登岛的,我们停车在北码头,停车费10元,然后电话莲花岛的店家,老板会开快艇来接我们入岛。如果纯玩的话,可以乘坐入岛的观光巴士。

五年前过来的时候,有很多船菜,现在已经全部取缔,自然为了保护阳澄湖的生态。

跟着店老板兜兜转转,到达莲花岛中央,有些小巷子极窄,若是我这种草脚去开车,估计得卡在半路上,图片尽头是我们吃大闸蟹的目的地。若是在莲花岛上住一晚,当然是数着星星,听着蛙叫入睡,再伴着鸟鸣起床。

沿途的路边有一簇簇类似狗尾巴的草植物,在这样的台风天迎风起舞。 Continue Reading

千岛湖-游轮篇

跟Ethan在酒店发呆了两天之后,盘算着第二天要早起去做游轮,既然来了千岛湖,怎么可以错过游轮。千岛湖游船有很多类型,有游艇,豪华游轮,双程游轮等等,大家可以根据自己的要求选择适合自己的游船。我们吃早饭的时候,服务员说酒店可以帮忙订票还可以优惠10元,码头就在饭店旁边,但是算算时间,我们虽然自己觉得已经早起了,依旧赶不上大部分游轮出航,只剩下一个选择,就是十点的双层游轮。

夏天的千岛湖绿树成荫,在碧绿湖水的映照下呈现出宁静,平和的氛围,我们就在这里开启慢生活之旅。

上船后需要多付35元/人,才可以去顶层,我跟Ethan直接跑上去了,因为视野更好,有沙发软座,有茶水瓜子,冷气十足。上楼的时候,我以为大家都会一起上来,因为价格也不算贵,岛上一瓶纯净水也得5元,茶水相比还是比较划算的。话说当时在法国游塞纳河瑞士游琉森湖,都没有底层游客不能上顶层的说法,国内商人为了赚钱真是无所不用其极。意外的是,船家一直在喇叭里喊顶层环境如何视野如何,顶层可以自由出入甲板,底层的游客不能出船舱,只能在座位上拍照,不过上顶层的游客依旧寥寥无几,所以我们在顶层随意发挥了。

到了顶层,船家给了我们两张VIP卡,登岛后购物或者看表演玩水上项目可以打折,不过我们除了吃饭啥都没买。靠在船头,和儿子享受着温馨的亲子时光,风很大,会刮飞Ivan的帽子。千岛湖有一点做得好就是不允许船餐,这样更好的减少船抛垃圾。虽然岛上的自助餐真心不好吃,我还是很支持的。 Continue Reading

苏州乐园森林水世界

淅沥沥下雨的春季一眨眼就过去了,入夏之后很快就入伏了,现在苏州的天气热得只适合在家吹空调吃冰。不过周末我们还是喜欢到城市周边转转,爬山园林什么的这天气简直会热出一身臭汗,所以我们决定探访森林水世界,七月初新开业,华东首个森林主题水乐园,坐落在原生态的大阳山国家森林公园。

Summer in Suzhou is definitely the best season to visit Water parks! The spring is often skipped right over, and it will be raining all the spring time. Ethan loves to drive me to different parts of the city at weekends. The place I wanted to visit most is 森林水世界. I prefer going to the water parks more than the mountains and forests as the dog days has started already and the weather turns too hot. It is newly opened this July 8, and located in 大阳山.

有超级多相当刺激的项目,有身高限制150cm以上,然后体重85kg以下,所以大家去之前现比对下,不要超重吧。因为带着娃,只能去了儿童游乐区,有三个池子,两个温水池,一个冰水池,依稀记得几个池子的名字:音乐森林服务区、虫虫森林欢乐区、海湾森林狂欢区和暗黑森林探险区。虽说是儿童区,身高限制也是120cm以上,所以我只能选择Ivan玩水了。其实人不算特别多,只是一不留神刚好都挤在了我的照片里。 Continue Reading

朕随母后前往行宫避暑

I am planning for a long distance travel this month. Honestly, I have no idea where to go. I searched from the internet and read many articles suggesting top 10 places to visit in this hot summer. I planned to go to Sanya, but the South China Sea issue may cause emergent air traffic control. And the south area of China may suffer from the typhoon. I stumbled upon a travel guide to Inner Mongolia and the pictures were just breathtaking. As I was born and raised in the South, I have never seen the custom and tradition of the North. Then I made my mind to travel north: 秦皇岛-北戴河-山海关-承德避暑山庄-坝上草原.

I arrived at Chengde yesterday. These photos below are taken by my phone. I didn’t bring my camera with me as it is too heavy. I will share more special photos and stories from my travel after I come back.

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