Covered boats touring the heart of the lake, West Lake (西湖), Hangzhou (杭州)
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ar01-025. The caption in the album: 湖心平眺阮公墩 Hu xin ping tiao Ruan gong dun. (湖心平眺 Hu xin ping tiao = ‘overlooking the heart of the lake’[?] – appears to be one of the old ‘scenes’ of the lake. 阮公墩Ruan gong dun = Lord Ruan’s pier, named after Ruan Yuan, a Qing dynasty official).