In Pics: Nianjia Lake Changes over the Past 7 Decades
On August 14, 1983, the Hunan Esperanto Association Changsha Events are held at Nianjia lakeside, attracting many young students.
On October 1, 1979, the Hunan Martyrs Park celebrates the 30th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, which attracts many residents.
On July 4, 2019 residents dance to light music on a park square and enjoy the evening cool.
On October 1, 2018, the park is crowded with tourists during the National Day holiday. The saplings on both sides of the monument have grown into towering trees.
On September 2, 1984, two kids ride a horse at the amusement park.
On July 28, 1957, tourists visit a park pavilion featuring Song-era architectural style.
On August 2, 1980, in the hot summer days, a large family eats watermelon for relief from the heat around a stone table under a tree at Nianjia lakeside.
On February 22, 1957, children fly “electric jet aircrafts” at a new “airport” at the children's playground. The “airport” has four planes each with a different color.
Tourists experience an exciting event at the playground.
The aerial photo is taken in 1986. Looking from east to west, you see an urban area to the west of Nianjia Lake is mainly with one-story homes. The Hunan Hotel, which is a nine-story main building, is the highest building in this area. (Old photos by You Zhenxin, and Zou Yuming)
The aerial photo, taken on August 2, 2019, shows Nianjia Lake and the urban area nearby. It presents a prosperous and modern city with good environment and high risings.