Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Impressions of China

My trip to China in June-July this year - summer there - was - wonderful, adventurous, exciting, eye opening, thought provoking, humid and hot, wet and humid and hot, sun hats, umbrellas, squat toilets, marble hotel bathrooms, large screen TV's, marvellous plants, buildings, tumble down houses, mansions, traffic jams, car horns hooting, rubbish piled up in the streets, plane trees, ...China is surprising.
The ancient culture, the people's pride, magnificent landforms, vast distances, mammoth buildings and bridges, skyscrapers, Western influences, trading routes, inventions we can't do without, famous cuisine, simple lives of farmers ...so much more to say and see that I will probably go again - but in a cooler season.
Here are just a few of my favourite

Looks like a cake - but it's flowers
Peace Hotel, Shanghai

Bright colours of fruits and vegetables.

Intricate designs on ancient buildings.

A great way to keep your cup of tea hot!
Art, Costumes, Pottery and colour.