For the weekend of Women's Day in early March, our school organized a trip to the beach (Da Mei Sha) for employees--we spent several hours strolling this boardwalk. It was a very chilly day, so no swimming was involved in the beach trip.
There was an outlet mall next to the beach, which we wandered for a while, and found this thing that looked like a phone booth but had nothing except an electrical socket inside. I guess you could always stand inside the phone booth to talk on your cell phone...
Still at the beach--being sneaky and taking pictures of cute couples getting their wedding photos done. We saw two different couples doing this, and I'm always the sneaky one taking photos of them from a distance--I love stumbling across these photo-shoots.
I honestly never knew the power of a good, old-fashioned bicycle until we moved here, I am continually impressed by how much stuff is able to be transported without the aid of a gas-powered engine.
This 3-story tree is by far the biggest and coolest balloon sculpture I've ever seen. It was just hanging out in the center of the mall that's walking distance from our place. I was really impressed by the creativity that must have been involved in creating it!
And there's a little dog walking around the mall, following what I presume to be its owner.
This building isn't anything famous, it's just a three-story building at the park next to our apartment complex, but I love how elaborate the roof is--bedecked with dragons!
Saturday morning at 8:30--lots of couples were waltzing on the main floor of this open-air building at the park. I never knew how popular dance was in China until we moved here. On Saturday nights there are salsa lessons in the public square--we go to watch sometimes, but we haven't seen any swing dance, which is the only style we're any good at.