These nine pictures are a wonderful series, on and from the Garden Bridge. This panorama of the bridge appears to be a 1923 scene that could
be anywhere in the world, but with some Chinese specialties. Look at the vehicles. On the left is a two-wheel cart for carrying lumber and other bulk goods.
Then what appears to be a motorcycle with a side car. Then a couple of rickshaws. Then an old Tin Lizzie with the spare tire on the back. Then a trolley car
coming towards us. Then a couple of rickshaws.
Then a horse and wagon, obviously made for work. Then a bicycle. And a lot of people hoofing it.
More vehicles - A fancy coach. A rickshaw. A double trolley car. A rickshaw. Some sort of wagon I can't see very well.
In this photo, we go back a thousand years. The boat culture. Families living on their fishing boats on the Soochow River
below the Garden Bridge. The graceful sail-like things appear to be drying nets.
Boats moving through the canal. In the center about half a dozen boats crammed with firewood. In the lower right a barge of dirt being
poled along. On the left an interesting boat. The large black coffin-shaped object under the awning on the left-hand boat is probably a coffin.
People used to carry them around just in case.
The two boats in the foreground have objects spread out. I guess it is fish to dry. Note the long-handled nets like the ones used to
beg from liner passengers. And note, as everywhere in China, laundry hung out to dry.
One of Harold's finest compositions. Boats stranded on the mud when the tide goes out.
The detail in this picture is fantastic.
Even the weave of the baskets shows.
Same boats as in Picture 5, but the laundry has been taken in.