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    Zhuhai

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    Some pictures of Zhuhai, where i currently live. Risking a bit of "China overload" after Ron Engels' post about Chengdu.


    The symbol of Zhuhai is the Statue of the Fisherwoman:


    (Why Fisherwoman? And whats that she's holding above her head? A pearl? See here: http://www.zhuhai.gov.cn/english/360...5/1036933.html)

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    Zhuhai's main attraction is the New Yuanming Palace (园明新园):





















    It's called New Yuanming Palace because it is a 1:1 reconstruction of the original Yuanming Palace. The latter stood in Beijing, but was destroyed by British and French troops in the mid 19th century.

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    A small pavillon (亭) in the Haibin Park (海滨公园):



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    A view from our balcony:



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    Partial city overviews:




    (The hills and power plant in the far background belong to Macau)

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    Gate to the Mingting Park (名亭公园), note the traditional writing direction on the gate - right to left, modern Chinese is written left to right.



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    Thanks for viewing!

    To be continued...
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    Re: Zhuhai

    S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G........

    Thanks for sharing these awesome pictures.
    It's always nice to learn and see pictures or movies of other country's and cultures..
    Kind Regards,
    GJ

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    Thanks for sharing, I really like the balcony shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike
    Thanks for sharing, I really like the balcony shot.
    Yeah, me too!
    That shot was a lucky one...

    at dinner, looking out of the window...

    stunned - absolutely gorgeous colors...

    forgetting dinner, getting the cam and the tripod was one action.

    Total 14 shots over 20 minutes, then the lightshow was over.
    Used in-camera "long exposure noise reduction" feature and a cable release.
    Other data:
    Cam & lens: D100, 24-85/f2.8-4.0, @85 mm;
    Exposure: ISO200 25 sec @f22 (for the car trails...) WB on auto

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    Stunning

    Looks like a very beautiful city - The balcony picture is great - what a terrific view!

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    Re: Stunning

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude
    Looks like a very beautiful city - The balcony picture is great - what a terrific view!
    Thanks 4 praise to all!

    About that balcony shot see what i responded to Mike Stuffler.

    Something more about the City:

    Zhuhai is a great place to live, the living quality is definitely higher than in Shanghai (where i leved before for more than 5 years). And the air quality is so much better...

    Zhuhai is a true green city with lots of parks. Not too much expats here. To get around: The same applies what Ron Engels found in Chengdu, it really helps to have at least a basic knowledge of Chinese.

    One drawback: You do not get much imported goods here. For imported stuff you have to go to Hong Kong or Macau, but they are both just around the corner. From my home to the Macau border it's 10 min by taxi or 45 min to walk. To Hong Kong it's just 1 hour by ferry - and watches are cheap there...
    Actually not too bad, or?

    Pssst: The only real drawback are the taxi drivers, probably the worst i've ever met in China - it's not their knowledge of locations, but their style of driving is hair-rising. Unfortunately the company does not allow me to make use of my chinese driving license...

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    I would love to visit

    I'd love to visit China

    Here are a few pics of another I'd love to visit! As you can see the air quality is ... "thick"








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    Re: I would love to visit - Shanghai!

    Well that's Shanghai - mostly Pudong. Did you get these from Skyscrapercity?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude
    I'd love to visit China

    Here are a few pics of another I'd love to visit! As you can see the air quality is ... "thick"

    That is the Lujiazui Financial District in Pudong, the new symbol of Shanghai. Pearl of the Orient TV Tower, International Convention Center and Jin Mao Tower. Unfortunately shot around 11 am, with the sun in a bad posit...
    (Edited: Just checked the EXIF data of this image. Well, whoever did the shot better reset date and time in his/her cam, because the EXIF give a shot time of 06:35 - i've never seen the sun this high at 06:35 there.)


    View from the aforementioned TV tower down Century Boulevard (世界大道) and to Jin Mao Tower (金茂大厦).

    Also from the TV tower, along Huangpu River. In the background is the Yangpu Bridge.

    From the TV tower to the real Shanghai aka Puxi. Across the Huangpu River is the Bund with it's famous colonial buildings.

    Well give me some time, i might post some Shanghai here as well, my posts on Skyscrapercity are long forgotten (and the pictures probably deleted from the server). You might want to look at my webpage (see profile).

    Greetings from Zhuhai to Toronto(?), got to sleep we're at UTC +8 here...
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    Bingo!

    I did look at your web page and didn't see pics of Shanghai so I posted these - No I did not take them I ripped those off photobucket a long time ago. You have some great pictures on your webpage by the way.

    I once dated a woman from Beijing, now that's a place I would actually like to live for a few years, seems like a fast pace city.

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    Wow, thanks so much, looking forward to see some more photos!
    Best regards,

    Ernie Romers
    Founder and former site owner, Watchuseek.com

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