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Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden, Nanning

Today's Pic du Jour, the 193rd (!) straight, provides a brief throwback to a late 2010 visit to the Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden in Nanning, China, quite likely one of the biggest cities you've never heard of*. The city of 6.6 million is the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China situated along the border with…
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Big – Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower

I just finished lamenting how un-big the backpack I’ll be living out of for the next 14 to 16 months is going to be, so it’s nice to have this antidote, courtesy of this week's Wordress Photo Challenge. This is the 88-story tall Jin Mao Tower, one of three skyscrapers that provide the primary focal points of Shanghai's Pudong district, an area that…
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The world, through Chinese brushes

Shanghai is expecting upwards of 70 million visitors for the World Expo, which is going on now through 31 October. I wasn't one of those --with 300,000 + visitors per day last week, I decided to avoid the lines and crowds during the 48 free hours I had. The closest I came was an expo-related exhibit at the Shanghai Art Museum, 'One World, One…
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The Great Firewall

Off to Shanghai tomorrow for the next week. It's not a wordpress-friendly place, so this, shot during the Beijing Olympics, will have to do as a place-setter…
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