(PICTURE: One day children living on Dong Da Lake will think this picture was altered in photoshop.)
Last week I wrote a post about the disappearance of Dong Da Lake. I had been told that it was just being cleaned and this was reinforced by a blog reader's comments. However, I have just been told by a reliable source (a thirteen year old boy who I tutor around the corner from that lake) that in fact Dong Da Lake is gone forever. There are signs posted near the lake saying that a railroad station will be built where the lake is. Needless to say, this makes me very very unhappy. If the railroad station was actually a subway that could help the traffic I could potentially be swayed into the necessity of destroying the beauty of the city. However, that is not the case. Goodbye Dong Da Lake. I really loved you.