Suzhou Street Scenes: Photos by Barry (mainly)
Although Suzhou is known for its ancient canals and beautiful bridges, it is also a city of almost six million people.
Barry and I had really liked the city for its water canals and old lovely buildings when we were there last spring.
So on another rainy weekend in Shanghai, Barry and I returned to Suzhou, which is only 1 ½ hours by bus from Shanghai. We wanted to see the Suzhou museum that we had missed in June, go to a tea house, buy more pearl earrings, and wander the scenic streets.
We arrived during the annual Suzhou Literary Festival and went to a session: “Street Photography” by Sue Anne Tay, a young woman from Singapore who has lived in the U.S. and England, and now works in Shanghai. She’s an excellent, thought-provoking photographer and writer. After her hour talk, she took all who wanted to go for a walk through the Suzhou streets and gave us hints about taking photos. Barry and I, each with a camera, joined the group to see what we could capture. Barry took almost all of these Suzhou photos.
Sue Anne has a blog you will love. Go to: “Shanghai Street Stories” at <http://shanghaistreetstories.com/> for her great photographs and insights. Because she speaks Chinese, Sue Anne gets the stories behind the photos too.
Yummy grilled tofu in Suzhou
Thanks, Barry, for all the photos of Suzhou. We hope you take your camera everywhere.
Aloha and zaì jiàn, Renée