I have been having so much trouble uploading pictures. Memzie suggested photobucket, but alas I have been unsuccessful in applying that system. I guess I am just a hopeless photographic blogging failure. But once in awhile I manage to get some small pictures on, even though they may not be the entire group I had planned. Such is the case here, but I figured I better go with what I have or lose them once more. So, here you have it. This is a modge-podge of "Life in China" which I found facinating and spent quite a bit of time documenting. I want to remember this part of the world for all it's beauties and it's difficulties. I will be attempting to do a series of these before I get to the tourist attractions and national treasures. Those are easy to remember and will last in my mind longer than these visions of life if I don't get them recorded more quickly. If you want to see larger pictures, just click on the picture you want to see.
I'm still facinated by the transportation these people use and get by with on a daily basis.
Notice the difference in the background vehicle and the foreground vehicle. This is the difference between big business and small business.
This guy feels grateful to have hauling ability.
This guy has covered hauling ability. This is a real step up!
Here is a prime example of the diversity in China. Some say the big guy has the right of way, but the little guy has manuverability.
This woman is her own "hauling" vehicle. Nothing like putting your shoulders to the wheel.
Oops ... more potty-training in progress.
This guy was hauling you-know-who, and you-know-who was really wishing she had lost a few pounds before taking this mode of transportaion. He has a partner on the back end and is just taking a breather from carrying a hefty load on his shoulders, up hill. He was a mighty good sport, as well as the little old lady on the backside. How's that for guilt!?
This isn't a scene you see everyday. A jaywalker with a load of hay in busy downtown.
Some must push and some must pull. A little putt-putt would come in handy right here.
The lady on the right is contemplating her load in life. It isn't easy. The baby on the left seems unaffected.
This is a common scene in town squares. This fellow is selling something besides kumquats. Lottery tickets, I presume.
While these fellows are enjoying a lively game of something that is very popular among the men in this country. Once in awhile you see the women playing as well, but men seem to have more time on their hands.
This fellow is finding business a little slow and has passed on the game for the chance of a quick nap.
These hard working cab drivers are riding off in the sunset together.