Saturday, January 11, 2014

Street scenes in China

Street scenes by andiwolfe
Street scenes, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.
Cypress City, China. This mountain town in Hunan Province is a bustling place. After touring the nearby Forestry Institute, we had lunch at a restaurant adjacent to many shops along the main street.

In China, one can always see people using storefronts and sidewalks as extensions of their living space. I was impressed by the social cohesion present in every community I visited, even if it was just a brief stop. I also got a kick out of the motorcycles that were topped with an elongated umbrella - not very aerodynamic, but it seems to do the trick to keep the rain at bay, or, more likely, the sun.

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