Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Big City Small Town Lifestyle

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These two scenes take place only a a few minutes a part and only a few blocks apart. This is GuangZhou. It is one of the oldest cities in China. Many people in the west still know this city by the name that westerners gave it hundreds of years ago Canton.

I am amazed that such a quiet and serene scene could take place a mere few blocks from one of the busiest markets in the world. I love China for many reasons. One of the reasons that I love it is for it's urban landscape. It amazes me that in one moment you can go from a busy bustling noisy city center to a quiet serene domestic setting. This happens all over in many of the large cities in China. Just one block from that first photo is the scene where this third photo was taken. If you didn't know it; these next photo would almost seem rural.

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1 comment:

Emily said...

Uncle Ern, I love these pictures. You're right, that's pretty amazing that they were taken only a few minutes from one another. Even if I live in a big city someday, I am always going to have to live somewhere where I can "escape" to somewhere that seems not so hectic. I probably won't live in China though...you never know, haha.
As always, thanks for the emails with language learning ideas for Jason. He is checking it all out as we speak. You're smart! We love you for that.