lingering snow on the broken bridge

Update 30.6.2007(29.6.2007)billn

broken bridge
It’s been hard to post the last days – just too busy with customer visits in China. I doubt that my audience of two dogs and a fish would be interested in the latest developments in PFOA free leveling agents for both wood and general industrial coatings, but today at least there is something worth sharing with them:

We split a 5-6 hour drive from Dongyang to Shanghai with an hour or so stop-over in the old picturesque part of Hangzhou – the West Lake area.
lotus on the west lake
The names are rather poetic; in addition to this title you could add ‘clouds scurring over the Jade Emperor Hill’ or ‘three pools mirroring the moon’ or one of my favourites – ‘precious stone hill floating in rosy cloud’. Unfortunately I didn’t bring the connection for my camera so it will be next week before you can see whether the names fit the place. Suffice to say it was very pretty indeed – fine-plus you might say despite the 38°C temperature – shame I didn’t get to see ‘tea inquiry at Dragon Well’.

The broken bridge is related to stories of broken hearts – apparently if you walk the bridge with your umbrella you have the chance to meet ladies also with umbrellas and can even meet in private under the umbrellas! I can confirm that many ladies were walking under umbrellas just in case Mr Right came along – but just in case my domestic management is reading – I was umbrella-less!

Anyway it’s late in Shanghai and maybe I can hear the ‘heavenly wind over Wushan hill’ – or is it the ‘evening bell ringing at Nanping Hill’…

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 2 responses to “lingering snow on the broken bridge”

  1. yewei27th July 2007 at 1:39 amPermalinkReply

    Many ladies were walking under umbrellas just because it was 38’C – people here doesn’t like brown skin…

  2. bill nanson27th July 2007 at 6:49 amPermalinkReply

    Dear Yewei – maybe 😉

    But I heard it doesn’t need to be sunny or raining for umbrellas…

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