Wednesday, May 27, 2015

the world's largest building

Global Center in Chengdu,
Sichuan in western China, is so big that it’s got its own artificial sun. Indeed, at 500 meters (1,640 feet) long,
400 meters (1,310 feet) wide and 100 meters (325 feet) high,
it’s massive enough to hold 20 Sydney Opera Houses or three Pentagons,
according to local authorities. source www.ibtimes.com

Yeah, I've been there many time.
In fact, it is so big that you can rarely see the whole building
due to the fog that's common in Chengdu. The indoor beach is only a small part of the building.
A large shopping mall with many stores of all sorts, a food mall, many floors of restaurants,
an ice hockey rink, a number of movie theaters, a hotel and offices occupy most of the space.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

finally

I've been to China many, many times.
But never before to the Great Wall of China.
. In all fairness,
I wasn't really there this time either.
Just passing by.
But at least I saw parts of it.
From the highway.

selected part of chinese calligraphy

Part of a long horizontal piece of art, in Xuanhuai, north China.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

washed out

They are not poor.
The homes are big.
Many have washing machines,
but few in China have driers.
They hang their clothes outside
even in the big cities.
On balconies, or just outside the window.