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Honeymooners - Benjamin March and Dorothy Rowe 2017-05-11
Hangzhou, newly dubbed ‘City of Love’, has been a honeymoon destination for many years - in fact ninety years ago it was in Hangzhou city that the romance of Benjamin March and Dorothy Rowe blossomed and where their hearts and minds were captured along with the beauty of the West Lake and all of its surroundings.

Benjamin March was a respected writer, scholar and curator of Chinese art, one of the foremost authorities on Chinese art in the 1920s and 1930s. In the July of 1925, he married Miss Dorothy Rowe, the daughter of a Methodist missionary in Nanjing and together they travelled to Hangzhou where they honeymooned and photographed extensively. These photos were kept in an album he entitled ‘Summer1925’.

Photos Taken by Benjamin March during the Honeymoon (click to enlarge)
Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake Broken Bridge Teahouse in Stone House Cave The Stone Pagoda in Three Pools Mirroring the Moon
Jade Spring Ligong Pagoda in Lingyin Temple Pagoda of Six Harmonies
Three Pools Mirroring the Moon Precious Stone Hill and West Lake Baochu Pagoda Path Leading to Tiger Spring
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Hangzhou’s Lawns – Where the Grass is always Greener2018-02-22
After several days of snow, the sun has come out and, in doing so, has made Hangzhou an excellent place to enjoy winter. Here are several lawns for you to bask in the sun.
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A Guide to Spring Festival Activities2018-02-12
Recently, the West Lake Scenic Area of Hangzhou has released its Cultural Activity Guide for the first quarter of 2018, which lists a wealth of traditional Spring Festival (Feb. 16) activities until Lantern Festival (March 3). To fully involve yourselves in the Chinese traditional festival then read on to learn more …
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