18 September 2010

End of summer

We buy fruit and vegies from these friendly sellers on our street -- fresh, inexpensive, and convenient.
The lake at nearby Workers' Park is a great place for a Sunday stroll; there's a small zoo, children's rides, and a hilltop pagoda.
Enjoying flowers and sunshine in the park, we were greeted by a group of Chinese Christian evangelicals who insisted we take pictures (it's not 'say cheese' but 'say hallelujah').
Baotou is a wonderful mix of the new and the old.
We're approaching the Mid-Autumn Festival, an important holiday in the Chinese calendar; this display of elaborately packaged moon cakes will be enjoyed by families and friends to celebrate the end of the summer harvesting season. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Autumn_Festival