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Showing posts with label China Scenes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label China Scenes. Show all posts

Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Few Scenes from Gudesi Road in Wuhan

Unlike Qingfen Road in Wuhan, Gudesi Road (古德寺路) is labeled on both Google Maps and Baidu Map. However, both maps are missing sections of the street and Baidu Map mistakenly labels a connecting street with the name. In any case, there aren't as many shops on Gudesi Road as there are on Qingfen Road, but plenty of life can still be found there.

Gudesi Road (古德寺路) in Wuhan


Gudesi Road (古德寺路) in Wuhan


And if you are lucky, you may meet a rather friendly dog.

dog sitting on Gudesi Road (古德寺路) in Wuhan


friendly dog Gudesi Road (古德寺路) in Wuhan


While Gudesi Road wouldn't seem remarkable to most people in China, the temple it is named after is another story. More about that later.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Five Scenes From Qingfen Road in Wuhan

Qingfen Road (清芬路) in Wuhan doesn't appear on Baidu's or Google's online maps, but it definitely exists. A few scenes from a street densely packed with life:

Qingfen Road (清芬路) in Wuhan



Qingfen Road (清芬路) in Wuhan



two girls on Qingfen Road (清芬路) in Wuhan



boy running on Qingfen Road (清芬路) in Wuhan


Qingfen Road (清芬路) in Wuhan

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Still There in Changsha: Yanjiatang Lane

Yanjiatang Lane in Changsha (晏家塘巷)


Shortly after I took the above photo, a man approached me and asked what I was photographing. I answered, "This road!"

Feeling he might still have concerns about my intentions, I added "It feels comfortable."

He smiled, and that was that.

Yanjiatang Lane (晏家塘巷) was one of the areas that I wouldn't have been surprised to have found greatly transformed during this most recent return to Changsha, but most seemed basically the same as I remembered. However, there were signs, specifically the red circled "征" character I have seen previously in other soon-to-be-demolished neighborhoods in Changsha, that this will be the last time I see the lane as I did today.

"征" character on a building at Yanjiatang Lane in Changsha (晏家塘巷)


Another time, I will share scenes from the street with the same name from which this lane directly extends and other nearby streets where the demolishing is already far more advanced. For today, below are some more scenes from comfortable Yanjiatang Lane.

Yanjiatang Lane in Changsha (晏家塘巷)



Yanjiatang Lane in Changsha (晏家塘巷)



items for sale alongside Yanjiatang Lane (晏家塘巷) in Changsha



Van stopped on Yanjiatang Lane (晏家塘巷) in Changsha


Yanjiatang Lane (晏家塘巷) in Changsha



man using his mobile phone while sitting on motor scooter at Yanjiatang Lane (晏家塘巷) in Changsha



Yanjiatang Lane (晏家塘巷) in Changsha



flowers (at least some artificial) for sale at Yanjiatang Lane (晏家塘巷) in Changsha

Monday, October 2, 2017

Clouds Over Zhongshan

Yesterday's clouds in Zhongshan caught my eye. Today for the same reason more did. So on this second day of the National Day Holiday period in China, below are eight photos of clouds which also capture a bit of life in Zhongshan and the variety of architecture there.

clouds over Zhongshan, China



clouds over Zhongshan



clouds over Zhongshan



clouds reflecting off a building in Zhongshan, China



clouds over Zhongshan



clouds over Zhongshan



clouds over Zhongshan



clouds over Zhongshan

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Reflection, Sweetness, and Rest in Foshan

Charming Bridge (韵桥) at Liang Garden (梁园)
Charming Bridge (韵桥) at Liang Garden (梁园)


Durian and black glutinous rice with frozen coconut milk (榴莲忘返)
Durian and black glutinous rice with frozen coconut milk (榴莲忘返)


man sleeping on a stone bench at Zhongshan Park in Foshan
Zhongshan Park


And to those who will be celebrating a new year, Shanah Tovah.

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Aftermath of Typhoon Hato in Zhuhai: The Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street

Looking east down Qiaoguang Road from the intersection with Lianhua Road in Zhuhai
Looking east down Qiaoguang Road from the intersection with the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street

The Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street leads from the land border between mainland China and Macau to areas farther north in Zhuhai. Along and near the well-trafficked pedestrian street are many restaurants, hair salons, clothing stores, and other businesses. Below are some photos taken just hours after powerful Typhoon Hato hit Zhuhai, China — obviously not a typical moment for the street. The scenes capture some of the destruction there and how life continued, such as people walking through and around large fallen trees, a man petting a dog at a typically closed-off construction site, and one of the very few stores on the street already welcoming customers once more.


damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



fallen 有 character from a sign



fallen hair salon sign



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



man petting dog at a construction site in Zhuhai, China



young man checking a mobile phone next to a fallen tree in Zhuhai



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street (莲花路步行街) in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato (台风“天鸽”) at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street (莲花路步行街) in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street (莲花路步行街) in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato (台风“天鸽”) at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street in Zhuhai, China



damage from Typhoon Hato at the Lianhua Road Pedestrian Street (莲花路步行街) in Zhuhai, China