Friday, May 10, 2013

Some Very Recent History

Rooted in Eastern Europe Blog  is back. 
I been traveling for the past three weeks in Hong Kong and mainland China and haven't worked on genealogy at all.   The next posts are an exception-I will illustrate/write about the very recent past and about my own activities.  One of the most interesting things I saw  in China was the juxtaposition of the old and the new, which I will try to show in the pictures below. More on Wednesday.

Peapod boats in the Shendong Stream of the Yangtze River

Fengdu, "The Ghost City"

Giant Panda in the Chongqing Zoo.

Yangtze River cruise boats, Fengdu.

Chongqing

Li River, Guilin.

Guilin, view from Shangri-la hotel

 
Pizza Hut lunch, Xian.

Terracotta Warriors Museum, Xian

Din Sum lunch, Xian

Xian, the old and the new

Terracotta Warriors, Xian

Artist and calligrapher in his Hutong courtyard, Beijing

Pedi-shaws and car, Beijing
 
Gate of Heavenly Peace, Tienanmen Square, Beijing.
Great Wall, Badaling.

Dr Sun Yat-Sen, Tienanmen Square, Labor Day holiday, Beijing