Saturday, December 12, 2009

Beauty In The Fog

This is the most sun I saw during my 10 days. It was well hidden amongst the clouds and smog.
I am quite sure this is a beautiful spot overlooking Kunming Lake at the Summer Palace, Beijing. The paddle boats in the foreground were grounded due to the lack of visibility.
While doing research on the internet for this post, I saw a lot of beautiful scenery at this location; but alas, it was beyond my grasp.

Summer Palace or "Yihu Yuan" in Mandarin means "Gardens of Nurtured Harmony". The Tower of the Buddhist Incense tops Longevity Hill and the center of the Summer Palace was once a place where emperors and empresses come to worship.

What I could have seen on a beautiful day!
Photograph borrowed from the China Tour Guide website.

- Karen


rainfield61 said...

You have grasped it once, I have yet had mine.

Ruby's Raiser said...

I think the fog worked to your advantage in your top pic, it's a lovely, evocative shot.

Anonymous said...

We don't get fog here...unless it's up in the highlands where the weather is cooler.

jam said...

What a big contrast! You should have prayed for a clearer day, haha!

AVCr8teur said...

Rainfield61: After visiting there once, I don't know if I will ever make it out there again. I hope your turn comes soon.

Ruby's Raiser: That is an optimistic view. Thanks! :)

Mei Tang: You are lucky. It could be just smog from the working industries in the area.

Jam: It actually snowed after a day or two after I left, so I could not complain too much about the fog. :)

roentare said...

The foggy appearance is beautiful just like the summer palace dream