Broken Bridge

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Under a heavy cover of snow, the bridge appears ‘broken‘ from a certain angle. The play of light on the white snow causes a visual effect which makes Broken Bridge  look like it is in two parts.

Tourists on Broken Bridge, Hangzhou

West Lake in Hangzhou has many beautiful bridges, all with poetic names.

Willow Bridge, West Lake, Hangzhou Willow Bridge, West Lake, Hangzhou

Broken Bridge has a well-known folk story connected to it. White Snake was a snake who, after meditating and discipling herself for thousands of years, metamorphised into a beautiful woman. When she fell in love with a young physician, they married and lived happily. Bai Suzhen – Lady White Snake – helped Xu Xian – the young physician – heal the sick.

Lady White Snake, Leifeng Tower, Hangzhou

A Buddhist monk tries to warn Xu Xian that his wife is really a ‘snake demon’, and she drinks a type…

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2 Responses to Broken Bridge

  1. Debbie says:

    Thanks for the reblog, Lloyd 🙂

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