Twisted Pine Trees And Yellow Earth Of Dalian Mountains
Dalian Tiger Beach was left behind as we took a taxi for the coastal journey to another bay to visit Constellation Square. We were soon
crossing the "Friendship Bridge" but did not realize at the time how soon we would be back there to admire the view, and to take some photographs.
From the bridge, the road rose sharply to meet one of the many hair pin bends in the Sea Coast Road which provides many wonderful views of mountains, enhanced by yellow earth and twisted pine trees, and on this particular day, a calm blue sea sparkling in the sunlight.
Tourists Stranded On Dalian Coastal Road after Chinese Taxis Collide
We were enjoying our journey along the side of the mountains, and at the time I was looking out to sea, trying to decide whether two ships on the horizon were getting closer to each other, when there was a thud, and the taxi came to a sudden stop. The driver of a taxi approaching from the opposite direction, overtaking a minibus just before one of the bends, had misjudged the distance, and he was clearly at fault. There was much argument between the two drivers even though there was little damage and no one was hurt, and after a while both drivers got back into their taxis and headed towards Tiger Beach, leaving Zhang and I standing at the roadside ! We decided to walk back towards the bridge and there we were lucky to pick up another taxi, to continue our journey.
Dalian Streets And Squares Free of Litter During Chinese New Year.
Constellation Square is on the seaward side of the Xinghai Exhibition Center, and is quite spectacular. It was of course Spring Festival Time, and at each entrance to the square stood decorated plinths supporting shallow drums on which were inscribed Chinese Characters. Despite the size of such a public place, there were no empty drink cans rolling about in the breeze, no discarded cigarette butts, and not a single sign of chewing gum embedded on the walkways or the square. The Dalian people had much to be proud of....
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Dalian City Square Dominated By Glass Globe...
Dalian Beach Sparkles In Sunlight...
Models Of Tigers On Rocky Headland...
Cable Car Station On Bank Of Tiger Beach...
Chinese New Year Celebrations In Dalian...
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A Selection from Robert's Wild Cards
|The start of these personal webpages and the Vietnam pictures, followed a chance meeting with a young man named Hoang in 1979. Hoang was one of the "Boat People" from Vietnam who arrived in the UK. In due course I was given the responsibility of teaching him some English. A few weeks later I met his family and friends, and subsequently their families and friends, and friends and families, of friends and families.... and so it was that the ideas for the personal webpages began.
|Browse through the many China pics on the personal webpages and enjoy again a meal of Peking Duck with pancakes at the Qian Men Restaurant in Beijing. See what happens to the floor of a Ming Dynasty Hall after Buddhist Monks have stamped their feet for hundreds of years, as shown in the China pics from the Shaolin temple on the personal webpages of Robert.