Spring On Campus
Spring has finally arrived! Peking University’s multicoloured flowers have opened: pink cherry blossom and purple wisteria call students and teachers alike to come out and take pictures, and tourists to leisurely stroll around campus, enjoying the unbeatable scenery. When I get out of class, I can’t help copying the tourists who stroll campus. Standing under a great cherry tree and looking up at the beautiful flowers truly gives you a very special and unforgettable feeling.
The nature on campus is one of its undeniably attractions. Although the ‘Unnamed Lake’ and the surrounding Boya tower, stone boat and stone fish (said to be taken from the Old Summer Palace) are the most well known spots, there are many nice surprises to be found behind the lake, including fish ponds and stone bridges. Some departments at Peking University are even located in traditional Beijing courtyard houses. Once you enter their gates, you’ll suddenly find that their peaceful courtyards seem a world away from the bustling campus.
In winter, I become accustomed to seeing people gather on the frozen surface of the Unnamed Lake to go skating. I didn’t expect the atmosphere of the university’s in spring to be able to compete with winter’s. Nowadays, dusk is my favourite time of day: the weather is neither too hot nor too cold, and there are lots of people around. When the sun is about to set, I’ll go walking by myself or with friends, breathing in the spring air fragrant with blossoms. I’m now also looking forward to the delights of summer.