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30 March 2015

Things We See, Part 2

I did the first Things We See post back in October, and figured it was high time for another one. The following pictures are things I've found funny or beautiful or otherwise interesting over the past few weeks:


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 think the rocks below create a vivid picture of exactly why you should not stampede the Wire Rope.
 

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.

30 comments :

  1. Aww! I love all these pictures. I think my favorite is the sign about not "stampeding" rocks ;)

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  2. Wow! That balloon tree is incredible. I'm also always impressed by the things (and amounts of people) that can fit on a bike or moped in Asia. Somehow they always seem to go against the laws of physics.

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  3. Fabulous pictures!! You've captured some really great moments!

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  5. How fun! I enjoyed this peep hole view of the life around you.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. Amazing photos, as always! I love the open-air dancing. That looks so fun!

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  7. I love these photos, Rachel :D How cute do you look popping out of the phone booth there? Hehehe :D

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  8. Ooh, so glad you did another one of these posts! Love seeing random bits of life where you are! Good job they told you not to stampede on those rocks! ....HOW cool is that balloon sculpture? And, wow, that's *alot* of packages on one tiny bike!

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  9. the beach is beautiful!! Also-- I love english translations of signs.... hilarious. My dad saw one in an airport bathroom stall once that said "free water"!!

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  10. Awesome pics! The balloon tree is so crazy. I love randomly stumbling across weddings. It's fun to see another person's special day!

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  11. That balloon tree is SO cool!! I wonder how long it lasts before the balloons deflate too much...

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  12. Love these pictures! Makes me want to take some more. I forget all the cool things I see. Your life looks so fun!

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  13. Looks like there are a lot of events going on to keep you busy and to keep your camera clicking as well! I love exploring new area, you never quite know what you will find! I love how you listed photographs with a small paragraph accompanied at the bottom! Fun read, thanks for sharing!

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  14. That bicycle picture is insane! The balloon tree is also quite impressive....

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  15. "Don't stampede the rope" is great advice. I think I'm going to try to encourage that to become a colloquial saying here in the US.

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  16. It's fun getting a glimpse into your everyday world! That balloon structure is insane!

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  17. Great photos! i hope to visit this place one day.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  18. Awww, so cool! Those couples are so cute too! So funny about the dog and the wedding shots haha, China looks like a quirky place to live in!

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  19. Wow it looks so pretty! What an adventure!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  20. I love this! The man on the bike is so funny. So interesting what you see in foreign places.

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  21. These are such neat photos! I love that sign about the dangerous rocks! That is funny...have never seen a sign worded that way!!

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  22. this is too cool! i am SUPER impressed with that guy getting all those styrofoam boxes to stay on his bike. that's talent. i always want that ballon sculpture and to dance in an open air square. thanks for sharing what you see, i love posts like this!

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  23. I had no idea that balloon sculptures were even a thing - that's impressive! I'm also equally impressed by that load the bike is pulling, and how well packed it is that it stays. I give myself a pat on the back if I just manage to fit a load of groceries in my bike basket!

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  24. I love seeing people getting their wedding pictures done too!!!!

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  25. Great photos Rachel! The balloon tree is amazing!

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  26. That's a balloon structure!? So cool!

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  27. Start your own Swing club! Get it going! I'm amused by the face of the guy on the bike as you're taking his photo.. He's like "why are you taking my photo? I'm just riding a bike" Lol he doesn't see the shocking factor in what he's doing. I don't think they do. That's outstanding how much crap they can tie to that bike and just roll with it, I'm sure it takes a lot of physics. That dog should really be on a leash... Just sayin' and that balloon tree is pretty epic! :) Great photos love seeing what you guys see! Have a great one Rachel! -Iva

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  28. That would be so cool to see bridal parties taking pictures!

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  29. When we were in Rwanda, we saw all kinds of stuff on bikes and sometimes going straight up the side of a mountain. The craziest thing we saw was a full size mattress. I'm not even sure how that worked but it did! How cool is that balloon figure and roof?! Do you see a lot of animals there?

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  30. Oooh, sweet waltzing moves, never knew China was such a dance lover as well :D People carrying ridiculous amount of crap on their bikes always amaze me.I have a bike and I really need this skill in my life! :D Another thing I wouldn't mind doing is balancing stuff on my head, seems like a very handy skill too :D
    Wonder if they placed this sign after some crazy dude stampeded on the rope or do they think people are idiots. If they do think that, they're totally right :D

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