Friday, April 25, 2008

Not much to report today

Spent the morning working and the late afternoon wandering up into a part of Dalian I had not visited on foot. The area is up towards the hills that limit the expansion of the city to the east side of the peninsula. We walked up to the Botanical Gardens that were far less than expected and down through some very prosperous neighborhoods with homes of a type I'd not seen before. Sort of a brick Sino-New-England style with shutters and gables. Most of the neighborhoods were bustling with street vendors selling the makings for dinner, both fresh and cooked. Crossed through Children's Park which had a nice lake. Parents were out running on the boardwalk with their kids. It started to get cold and began to sprinkle so we headed back down to the hotel and dinner at "The Olive Garden."

I took a lot of pictures and wanted to share the ones I found most interesting.




















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