Today was a cold and wet day in Suzhou, and I spent a good half of the day shopping for warm gear to make my walkabouts more comfortable:
- a pair of waterproof hiking shoes (Quechua Forclaz 600),
- a hiking jacket (Quechua Forclaz 900),
- warm innerwear
- inner gloves
- convertible mittens
After lunch, I took a short bus ride out to the other side of the lake, then started walking in the rain. Here are some shots from my approx 7.5 km walk, RAW processed through Bibble 5 (finally figured it out):
A sculpture at the start of the walk, with the sky clearing a bit to give these dramatic pictures against the dark rainclouds.
One of the many little lakes / ponds in the numerous parks that line 金鸡湖.
Looking across 金鸡湖, with dredgers cleaning up the lake, and me with my new jacket.
The large 久观 shopping mall, with glitzy lights and branded goods, but eerily lacking the shoppers.
And oh, a map plotting my route along the lake