I shall let pictures and captions do most of the narration for this week’s post.
Continuing from where I left off last week, I explored 天都城, a town in the suburbs of Hangzhou renowned for being a mini replica of Paris. Within 天都城 is a French theme park, 天都公园. Due to the picturesque landscape within the park, many couples opt to have their wedding photos taken there.
Moving on, my theme had our weekly Architecture field trips; this time to China Academy of Art (中国美术学院) to see their exhibits as well as appreciate the architecture of the school compound.
“The Oriental Bamboo Art of Living Exhibition on Asian Bamboo” was the highlight of our trip. It showcased man’s ingenuity in shaping nature (in this case bamboo) to fit his own needs.
Hangzhou’s 西湖 is well-known for its breath-taking scenery. With that in mind, I decided to explore the area myself. I had a short half-day trip to 3 landmarks around 西湖: 雷锋塔, 三潭印月 and 岳庙.
The first official TFI session begins next week – a paper plane folding lesson and competition; looking forward to interacting with the children there!