Below are some photos taken around Huadu, Guangzhou. Each has a story to tell, but that will have to wait for another time.
It was an odd sight. Dark had settled over Huadu, and I was off to dinner. Night comes early here, and even with the clock a few ticks away from 7:00 PM, visibility was low, low, low. Still, it was hard to miss the commotion beside the primary school. There were hard men all around.… Continue reading Feeling Terrified in Huadu, Guangzhou
I had never lived in a tropical climate. I had not anticipated the oppressive rain that I would have to deal with week after week. While the rest of the world was blanketed in snow, Huadu was drowned in wet. The first of the three was taken recently. The weather had kept me from uploading… Continue reading More Flooding in Huadu, Guangzhou
After twelve hours of rain I decided I should get a walk in otherwise I might spend the entire day growing mushrooms inside. I left the more industrial section of Huadu for the comforts of farmland and, what should have come as no surprise, found them flooded. I do not have a picture (before and… Continue reading Flooding in Huadu, Guangzhou
I traveled to the Shanxi province of China to meet with another friend from college. They lived in the provincial capital of Taiyuan which, unfortunately or fortunately, was having entrance exams the week I arrived. The only hotel that was not full was one found in the red-light district. That is a story for another… Continue reading Touching the Buddha’s Head
I will begin with saying that Tiananmen Square was a marvel of architecture and city-planning. It was a pain entering, however, because of the two checkpoints that I had to pass. Tiananmen Square is surrounded by unused street. Police officers stood at one end of this street as a hundred Chinese were corralled into a… Continue reading Tiananmen Square: A Ruined Photo