The Beauty of the Summer Palace is visible all through the year.
Kunming Lake January 2006
People love to skate or walk on Kunming Lake. It certainly is beautiful and you can get a really
good workout on the ice. Once you get out on the ice, though, no matter how tired you get, it is up to you to get back off the ice without help.
Maybe the reason so many people are willing to take the chance is that until the 20th century, the entire Summer Palace and all it's grounds, including Kunming Lake, were off-limits to the common people. It was maintained at great expense to the treasury, but only the Imperial Family and Court and their invited guests could use it. Now the Summer Palace is open to all.
Created digitally, using PSP 9, Photoshop Elements 2.0, and digital scrapbooking files (like Ekits) from Cottage Arts.