Detroit, MI –> Shanghai, China
Climbing Mt. Tai.
Watching animated old-school Garfield for the first time in a hotel.
Details inside Gugong.
One out of many trees that are older than America.
豆腐脑 (Tofu brain)- a famous appetizer that people eat all the time. Get it from the street vendors.
A view of Shanghai’s landscape from 世纪公园 (Century Park).
毽子 (Jianzi)- You kick this like how you do with a Hacky Sack. Children play with this all the time.
In one of the many shopping districts in Shanghai.
A bunch of goldfishes fighting for food- a good metaphor for the Chinese population, haha.
A common view of Jinan, one of the big cities that are trying to make itself like Beijing. The philosophy is to erase the old, add the new; hence the apocalyptic sights. The destruction and constructions have resulted in unwanted moving of old people, transportation difficulties, and pollution. In a few years when everything is perfectly built, a massive destruction will have to start again in order to catch up to even more advanced buildings.
Fried scorpion! I had several, and they were quite tasty.
Nelumbo– lotuses viewed in China as sacred.
Lotus decorations on one of the corridors in Baotu Spring Park in Jinan.
A new H&M inside a historical district in Beijing.
The guardian of many palaces, temples, and towers in China.
Temple of Heaven– very impressive.
You can’t really see it, but there is a long line of people waiting for taxis as they get off the train. Taxi is one of the most popular modes of transportation because of its cheap mileages.
A girl reading the newspaper inside a crowded subway. What I really wanted to capture in this picture was the collar of her t-shirt. It’s popular among Beijing youth to have standing (unfolded) collars when they wear shirts.
An abundance of police officers. Or read this. But don’t get confused when you see government workers, such as bus drivers, wearing the same uniform.
Shanghai, China –> Detroit, Michigan