would you believe I stood here 2 yrs ago and a relative rented a room there , I just compared it to my pic I took .. wow, small world. There are no 2 alike entrances to the water, which is rarely this calm now.
Autochrome photography is luscious like a perfect piece of fruit in your hungry mouth, but consumed with your eyes only~
Yes, absolutely beautiful place, I am a Chinese girl. By the way, Wuzhen beside of Shanghai in China is a antique and picturesque place that is worthy to visit surely. I am so crazy on such ancient and historical places.
If I'm not mistaken, the steps on the left of the canal lead to the terrace of the hotel where Katherine Hepburn's character was staying, in the 1955 movie "Summertime".
@Shannon T Autochrome exposures were really long, so I would guess the water was moving during the shot. It does make for a remarkable effect.
@Sophie Yang Thanks for your sweet words Sophie Yang. Do you take photos? If so, it would be lovely to see Wuzhen beside Shanghai. I too am so crazy on such ancient and historical places. Deborah Ziegler
Subscribe to National Geographic magazine and save. Print and digital editions available.