Stroll along the greenery of the 80-hectare Shanghai Botanical Garden while waiting for your departure from Shanghai South Railway Station. Later, board the high-speed railway train to Hangzhou, where the legendary West Lake, immortal in its scenes and verses, bids you welcome to its placid shores.
Visitors await the sunset at the pavilion.
Gardeners at work under the hot mid-day sun at the Shanghai Botanical Garden.
Hangzhou’s spring brings a carpet of flowers into bloom.
A rainbow of colour at Shanghai Botanical Garden.
West Lake is surrounded by parks and gardens.
A West Lake pleasure boat sits serenely by the shore like a palace on water.
Crew prepare for Impression West Lake, Zhang Yimou’s show on the water’s edge.
Picture me under a parasol.