Monday, April 18, 2011

Nanjing and the Gray Haze

Nanjing, a historic city that was one of China's capital cities, is a mere 90 minutes from Shanghai. I finally made it there a few weeks ago on a photography expedition with a friend of mine. It was great to get out of Shanghai for a few days, but it was so gray while we were there that I didn't get as many good pictures as I was hoping. 

"They" say that gray days are great for photo taking but this was a permeating gray haze. Still had a great time and got some good pics--including a few odd signs (China never disappoints on that front.) 

The last picture is my favorite so you have that to look forward to...

 A very Chinese looking Mosque.

 Lunch options at a back alley noodle shop.

 The Nanjing Japanese Massacre Museum. Very well done museum detailing the brutal Japanese invasion of the city in which 300,000 people were killed in the span of six months. Just awful and explains why China has a hard time getting over their anti-Japanese sentiments.

A wall of names of those killed during the invasion.

This was part of the window display at a shop in a mall across the street from the museum. I mean what...?
Fried dumplings. Delish! I love this picture.

The ascent to Sun Yat Sen's Mausoleum

Do you see the haze?

Flags at Jiming Temple. There are about 50 more pictures of these from every angle conceivable.

I do not know what this says. I should figure it out, but it might ruin the strangeness and that would be a shame.

Uncontrollably love this picture of the city wall. I like to think of it as being in England or France. I'm pretty sure there is some dashing literary figure just around the bend.


Kel said...

These are ridiculous! I LOVE that last one too. GREAT job with the edits!!! :)

Flynn said...

Oh thanks! :)

Timon said...

i love the flag one the most.

I am so gonna lose this photography contest.

Kel said...

Where is the photography contest? Does Timon have a blog?

Flynn said...

We've got a small contest going with our group this Sunday. Competition is fierce...winner takes home a 20RMB gift certificate to 85 Degrees coffee shop! Woot woot.