Snow!

November 15, 2009

This morning I opened the curtains and: snow! Large light perfectly white snowflakes, for hours. Here are some photos from the neighborhood.

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Hopeful Enterprise

From my balcony. This building is the baths where the workers in nearby factories go to shower.

Hopeful Enterprise

It stuck to the trees, but melted on the ground.

Hopeful Enterprise

Hopeful Enterprise

There’s a street just over from school that’s all little shops and restaurants. I bought a coffee mug over there yesterday and successfully bargained the guy down from 10 yuan to 8. Several places have pool tables sticking out off the sidewalk. Note the blocks under the right legs to level the table.

Hopeful Enterprise

Hopeful Enterprise

Building something, in the snow, on a Sunday.

Hopeful Enterprise

Hopeful Enterprise

South of South Mountain South Road.

Hopeful Enterprise

I stopped in the KFC after a couple hours for a coffee and egg custard (very expensive—15rmb!). A father brought his daughter in for lunch.

Hopeful Enterprise

V for victory, seen everywhere. (Not for peace, everyone says.)

Hopeful Enterprise

See the traffic cone in the foreground? This little girl was littler than the cone.

Hopeful Enterprise

Hopeful Enterprise

The little street off Wenhua Road where my apartment is. I love this little street. My building is down about where the blue figure on the left sidewalk is. At the end of the schoolday, the lower schoolers march down to the end of the street to their dormitory.

  1. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 :: 02:29 PM

    Left a comment that disappeared. Sigh. I don’t want to retype it. Too lazy.

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    Sunday, November 15, 2009 :: 08:36 PM

    Beautiful.

  3. Tony —
    Monday, November 16, 2009 :: 10:13 AM

    These pics are fantastic, Mister.

    Was that the same woman riding on the foldable?

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    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 :: 10:01 AM

    Different woman, Mr. Faulkner. But the woman in the big red coat near the bottom is riding an electric bicycle, which are very cool and totally silent. She is also, apparently, riding it with her hood completely over her eyes.

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    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 :: 10:19 PM

    8 yuan?? I haven’t paid under 9 yuan for a coffee mug anywhere in Shandong Province since the ‘80s. You got a heck of a deal Potts.

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    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 :: 10:23 PM

    Okay, I will now leave a proper comment.

    The final picture is so magical that I find myself sucked in whenever I try to scroll past it. It’s like I could dive in.

    My other favorite thing in the red letters popping up over the snow in the first picture. Lovely!