The first thing I noticed in Suzhou was amazingly awful air. I have no idea how locals manage to survive here. The difference with Zhangjiajie is especially bright.
Smog can be seen from everywhere. Especially if you go a bit up to a view point.
In old times Suzhou was considered as a city for aristocrats. They really loved to spend a summer in this area. A kind of Bath.
A city of Chinese gardens.
Market. A very dirty and smelly one. Indian market in Pune was a way much cleaner.
A group of workers cut the bushes. They clean everything almost immediately. In just 50 m away you might have no idea that it was cut just a few minutes ago.
Buildings, bridges and stones are even more important than plants.
City channels. I've heard that Suzhou is called sometimes as Chinese Venice. I didn't have such an impression: there are just a few major channels, some of them are buried under the ground and there is no gondolas.
Main walking street.
This city also has own subway. Chinese metro is really cool. They make spacious interchanges, they build underground shopping malls combined with metro exits. So the space is used in a smart way. And it's done in a convenient way. Every station has a toilet (!)
They even have umbrella renting automates!
The only issue is extremely long stop and starts on the station. It really adds up to the trip time.
Self-organized queues on the fast train to Shanghai.