Grew up in a rainy country, Holland, not much different than the UK. Only to find out rainy seasons differ across the globe.
We were in China one August, traveled to 4 major cities (by plane) with our son, who was teaching in Nanchang (12 hours W. of Shang Hai), Guang Zhou, Zhen-Zhen, and Beijing.
Red Door on a major Boulevard, on our walk to the Forbidden City (the previous Royal Palaces )
(Thurs. Door, Jo’s Walk)
Hibiscus, also called “Chinese Rose”
Our walk to the Forbidden City. They said it was a 20 min. walk.
Well, it was 40 min.! If we had known that we could
have gone by taxi – pretty cheap there, if you have bartering
skills. (Good Fences, Blue Monday, Tue Texture,Good Fences)
There is so much Variety in the Chinese culture, am only touching here on a few aspects, and mainly in city life.
Dragons is a much used theme in art (Beijing)
(Tue Texture, ABC Wed.- V, Fri Greens)
August is the rainy season in Beijing. Tienanmen Square – where 20+ years ago the students were massacred. Knowing that, that was “the only” place I wanted to see. Yet we were too tired by the end of the week. A pleasant surprize that after souvenir shopping we “happened” to walk across it, to get out of the rain and get some warm food (hot pot). Walking over the square afterward became a memorial walk for me!
(Weekend Reflect., Tue Travel, Water World)
Zhen-Zhen is one of the most modern cities in China.
99% humidity in August! It didn’t take us long to buy a parasol, which made it at least 10 degr. cooler. Since all the men walked there with one too, I convinced hubby to do the same:)
From Shen-Zhen it’s only half an hour walk to Hong Kong,
which mainlanders consider “The West” – no matter what you hear in the media!
(Sky Watch, Pink Saturday)
Fri Hunt, Pink Saturday and Sat. Critters is for this week in the post “December Weekend”
Don’t forget to to join the fun of ALL SEASONS in an a Seasons post,
link your photo between Sunday and Wednesday
Thanks to all the hosts
*Blue Monday * Jo’s Walk * Life Thru Lens * Our World *
*Tue. Texture * Tue. Travel * Tue Treasure * Nature Notes *
*ABC Wed. – V * Water World * Outdoor Wed. * Communal Global *
Thurs. Doors * Good Fences * Floral Fri Foto * Sky Watch *
Weekend Reflect * Pierced Wonderings * Fri Photo Journal *
Fri Greens * Wandering Camera *