CHONGQING

Chongqing, spicy food, feisty girls and cable cars…
Unfortunately, I care little for food, the girls have traded their feisty-ness with mobile phones and the cable car across the Jialing river has been demolished.
Oh well, the one across the Yangtze is still active and plenty justification for a quick visit.
Squeezed between the two rivers, the city pretty much is a vertical affair with a skyline resembling a mainland version of Hong Kong. A friendlier version, too, with the feel of China of ten years ago when visiting foreigners still provoked stares and curiosity. stip-pfeffer-8
Jialing River sans cable car
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Yangtze cable car
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Vertical city
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Bouncer mid way up
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Fishing
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Swimming
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Hanging laundry underneath the maze of bridges and flyovers
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Bridge and GMP’s new concert hall. Reduced visibility die to fog and pollution benefits the building…
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Carefully landscaped plaza
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Vertical, horizontal… empty office towers at night
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House with river view
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Tunnel entrance an barber
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The entire tip of the peninsular has been demolished is is being rebuild. Although Moshe Safdie’s monumental design seems fitting for Chongqing, it is a shame that the old wharfs and ports had to go
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Worker erecting what must be the longest hoarding
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Spicy food seller with the ever present mobile phone
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Sleeping 1
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Sleeping 2
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Sleeping 3
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Man with microphone selling lottery tickets
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Porter
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Man at temple 1
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Man at temple 2
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Man in his hut

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4 thoughts on “CHONGQING

    1. The week following National Day was actually clear and sunny. But, maybe you prefer the fog for atmosphere in the pictures.

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