HUANGSHAN IN WINTER
Winter is a quiet season in the Huangshan Mountains in southern Anhui Province—swarms of visitors have all gone home, scared off by the cold. The desolation and the winter melancholy have transformed the granite peaks—they are now a great theater, and the pine trees, covering their slopes, are actors. People who have been to the Huangshan Mountains usually say that “the four seasons of Huangshan have their own fascination, respectively, but winter is the most magnificent.” Indeed, when winter arrives, the snow-covered granite peaks present visitors with a real wonderland. The “window” in the photo is formed by pine branches and the towering peak standing outside the “window” shrouded in drifting clouds reminds people of legendary celestial pavilions.