Category Archives: Hangzhou

Last of Xitang

12/8/13 Xitang, Zhejiang

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Xitang, Zhejiang

12/8/13 Xitang, Zhejiang

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Xitang, Zhejiang

12/8/13 Xitang, Zhejiang

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Xitang, Zhejiang

12/8/13 Xitang, Zhejiang

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Xitang, Zhejiang

Xitang

Xitang is a small town between Hangzhou and Shanghai. In Xitang 9 river converge, and the city is built in little square blocks that are all interconnected by footbridges. It’s quite lovely, although I’d advise skipping it during the weekends as the large amount of tourists there make it a bit harder to enjoy.

 

12/8/13 Xitang, Zhejiang

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Xitang, Zhejiang

12/8/13 Xitang, Zhejiang

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Xitang, Zhejiang

12/8/13 Xitang, Zhejiang

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Xitang, Zhejiang

12/8/13 Xitang, Zhejiang

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Xitang, Zhejiang

12/8/13 Xitang, Zhejiang

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Xitang, Zhejiang

12/8/13 Xitang, Zhejiang

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Xitang, Zhejiang

12/8/13 Xitang, Zhejiang

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Xitang, Zhejiang

Winter Smog

Gotta catch up on posting what I’ve shot so far in China. Sorry for the delay. This is what an average city looks like when the pm2.5 count is above 500.

 

12/8/13 Wulin Square

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Wulin Square

12/8/13 Wulin Square

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Wulin Square

12/8/13 Wulin Square

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Wulin Square

More Shanghai

The Bund

Shanghai, China
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Shanghai
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Shanghai
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shanghai-calligraphy

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Shanghai

Shanghai
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The Bund

The first afternoon I was in Shanghai I wandered about the Bund, the water front area of central Shanghai. It’s a huge tourist trap so it makes for a great place to just walk around and snap photos of random people doing whatever it is they’re doing.

shanghai-tower

12/3/13 Shanghai, China

big-crowd

12/3/13 Shanghai, China

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12/3/13 Shanghai, China

people-resting-the-bund

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superman

12/3/13 Shanghai, China

panda-lovers

12/3/13 Shanghai, China

Shanghai

So I went to Shanghai about a month ago to visit an old friend from high school and explore the city a bit. These are the first batch of photos that came out of that trip.

shanghai-worker

12/3/13 Shanghai, China

shanghai-worker

12/3/13 Shanghai, China

shanghai-shop

12/3/13 Shanghai, China

shanghai-food

12/3/13 Shanghai, China

shanghai-sleeps

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shanghai-smokes

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shanghai-stare

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Xiaoheshan in Color

proprietor

The proprietor of a new shop checks on the progress.

strays

Strays at the market are a daily sight.

bikes

Two wheels is the most common mode of transport here, either electronic scooters or old fashioned foot powered bicycles being the two most common around Hangzhou. Gas bikes have been banned from the downtown area of Hangzhou making them impractical for most people.

seamstress

This woman works daily as a seamstress in the tunnel connecting two roads in my neighborhood.

PLA

One of the things that threw me for a loop when I arrived was the amount of kids walking around in Army fatigues from ROTC-like exercises they hold regularly on the neighboring campus.

This guy runs a barber shop out of a garage down the street from my apartment. $.85 for a hot shave. Not bad.

This guy runs a barber shop out of a garage down the street from my apartment. $.85 for a hot shave. Not bad.