The 13th edition of the PLMCN was held in Hangzhou (杭州), China, on the bank of the famous West Lake, an icon of Chinese culture renowned for having "influenced garden design in the rest of China as well as Japan and Korea over the centuries" and as reflecting "an idealized fusion between humans and nature." 
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30.242429, 120.163666, 杭州 (Hangzhou)
30.123592, 118.207585, Emerald valley.
30.1435367, 118.1721291, Huangshan.
31.241871, 121.486258, Shanghai, 27 June (2012).
Fabrice's talk was about QDs in Microcavities as n photon(s) emitters.
In the conference dinner, we shared our table with three Chineses, one of them actually a post-doc in Southampton whom we never met there! He recommendeded us to visit the Yellow Mountains after the conference, which we did.
Below are some pictures of the conference place, with more photos from our trip post-conference available here.
Xin Xin, conference organizer, and Alexey Kavokin, the conference father.
Zhanghai Chen, the conference host, Xin Xin again and Elena.
End of a show from the conference excursion,
which was in a Chinese amusement park where you could amuse yourself in this way.
The West Lake is the most beautiful sight of Hangzhou. It makes a splendid background for everything.
The mountains and the fog make it a spot of unique atmosphere, with pagodas, sampan and legends all around.
This is one of the three ponds mirroring the moon. It is a symbol of China, which decorates the one-Yuan bill.
Alejandro Gonzalez-Tudela (conference badge cropped).
Elena and myself. I was looking doubtful of Alejandro's taking this picture, against the sun and with the most unflattering view of the West Lake.
A mysterious lady on the causeway between the West Lake and Xi-Li lake.
West Lake in the evening.