The West Lake in Hangzhou, the ultimate ideal image of the Jiangnan waterscape. This photograph shows the contrast between the reality and an idealized state, as well as the power of water to calm one’s state of mind.

Jiangnan: Views of a Contemporary Chinese Water Town

The West Lake in Hangzhou, the ultimate ideal image of the Jiangnan waterscape. This photograph shows the contrast between the reality and an idealized state, as well as the power of water to calm one’s state of mind.