外文标题：Parks In Gaogang
I came to Gaogang in October last year. Autumn was setting in. The days were getting shorter. Soon it was winter all around. The trees had shed their leaves and the hedges and fences gave a dull look. But now the spring is easing out. I haven’t posted the pictures of the gardens and parks around the suburb. Then once I went to the main city near here. Though it was February and bitterly cold but the Chinese New Year marking the onset of spring had come. The gardens were huge and breathtaking though the grass all around was withered and the trees looked dreary. I decided to visit them again in summer. I haven’t visited them yet though have gone to Taizhou on every week-end but with my wife around, so far we have always ended up in the malls. Let’s see when I visit the parks of Taizhou.
Gaogang is like a subcity. I hear it’s not more than six years old which by Chinese standards is an old city. Most of the new cities in China are not even two years old. And there are hundreds of those, fully constructed, waiting for occupancy. The government has to generate employment to attract the people to come and inhabit. And the government is doing it by heavily investing in industry. Things work differently in China. Here the leaders do not keep an eye on votes, they have to prove their ability by working for the people. They do not promise, they deliver. All land belongs to the state and the farmers don’t agitate for compenstation. If the government envisages a big development of an area from where people have to be shifted, then they are given alternative accommodation which is better than the one the people are living in. Long stretches of the roads come up overnight and the cities come up in a span of a year which too can be called overnight in paralnce of construction of cities and towns.
I won’t be able to post all the pictures in one blog. Here are the pictures of just one park which is opposite the colony where I stay. Every time, I pass by this park it amazes me. It has about six-seven musical fountains which are running until 9 O’clock in the evening everyday. In the evening beautiful lights add to the beauty of this place. I have clicked many pictures of this park in many seasons and at mornings, evenings and nights . Here are some of those