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Scenery of the Slender West Lake

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                  Scenery of the Slender West Lake

 

It is located in the northwest suburb of the ancient city Yangzhou.

It originated from a strip of connected ancient city moats.  

Peach trees and willows were planted alternatively in a smoky long embankment.

A dark-green stone bridge looks like a long rainbow sleeping on the waves.

In a white octagonal pagoda of Guanyin Temple,

all twelve Chinese zodiac animals had arrived.

The Wind Pavilion and Moon-Watching House are in the little Golden Mountain.

The Wild-Duck Manor looks like floating marvelously on the water.

A building frame with the through view in the Blowing Highland looks wonderful.

The Spring-Expecting mansion is a very good place to watch the moon.

There are very beautiful royal buildings in the Warm-Spring Highland

They have green glazed tiles and white-jade tops with high golden tips.

The most artistic architecture is the five-pavilion bridge.

There is still enchanting music played by vertical bamboo flute on the Twenty-Four Bridges.

 

Remark. It was written on 26 July 2019.

 

 

                     瘦西湖风光

          

    扬州古城西北郊,带状连缀古城濠。

    桃柳相间烟长堤,长虹卧波青石桥。

    八角观音寺白塔,十二生肖齐数到。

    风亭月观小金山,自主沉浮凫庄巧。

    吹台框景堪称妙,望春楼轩望月好。

    皇家建筑煦春台,白玉琉璃金顶高。

    最富艺术五亭桥,二十四桥仍吹箫。

 

注释:“长虹卧波青石桥”,也称“大虹桥”。“小金山”为瘦西湖中最大的岛屿,含风亭、月观等名建筑。“凫庄”为乡绅陈臣朔于1921年所建造的别墅,它环于水而又凫于水,代表主人希望自己生活可以自主沉浮。“吹台”,又名钓鱼台,相传乾隆皇帝曾在次钓鱼。“五亭桥”建于1757年,被桥梁专家茅以升称最富艺术代表性的桥。“二十四桥”源于杜牧的诗句“二十四桥明月夜,玉人何处教吹箫”。

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Reply Report SEARU 2019-9-5 17:03
It is hard to introduce the original ‘atmosphere’ of a Chinese poem to foreign friends due to the difference on culture between China and the west!

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    • Scenery of the Slender West Lake 2019-9-5 17:03

      It is hard to introduce the original ‘atmosphere’ of a Chinese poem to foreign friends due to the difference on culture between China and the west!

    • A Glance at Dalian 2019-4-18 11:28

      I would use "glimpse" instead of "glance".

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