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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang May 1st 2014

We are all familiar Labor Day. For Canadians, at least the ones in Sudbury we call it the May 2/4 weekend. But here in China it’s called May Day. This year it landed on a Thursday, so I got that day plus Friday off. Although, I had to return to work on the following Sunday. So I took this opportunity to visit yet another place on my list of attractions for Shenyang. That place being Wu Le He Park but I only got to see a small portion of the park I plan on returning to see the rest of it another time. The weather seemed to be accommodating to the visitors to the park for it was sunny and warm. The sound of people chattering and laughter whiffed through the air, as I walked through ... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang April 19th 2014

Over my first month being here I had the opportunity to see both the Shenyang Normal University and the Paleontological Museum of Liaoning which is one the same grounds. I didn’t see much of either the first time I went there. But the second and third time I saw more of the Normal University. I figured since I had seen the Paleontological Museum I might as well see the university grounds as well. I didn’t have high expectations for the university since I had seen many others that weren’t that impressive. To my amazement this university was vast and looked great for the most part. Of course a few places were still under construction or in need of repair which is typical of most schools worldwide. Of course I brought my camera to snap some shots ... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang April 16th 2014

My dear readers; Once again I thought to give you some information about the city I am in. That city is Shenyang of Liaoning province. Shenyang is the largest city in Liaoning as well as Northeast China with a population of a little over 8.1 million people within its administrative area. The city was once known as Shengjing or Fengtian Prefecture. In the 17th century, Shenyang was conquered by the Manchu people and briefly used as the capital of the Qing Dynasty. It also serves as a transportation and commercial hub of Northeast China particularly with Japan, Russia and Korea. The name of the city literally means, ‘The Yang side of the Shen River’. A reference to the Hun River which was formerly known as the Shen River is on the city’s south side. Archaeological findings ... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang April 14th 2014

♦Paleontological Museum of Liaoning♦ This museum is on the campus of the Shenyang Normal University which happens to be close by to where I live. The first time I went to view this museum I was late, found out from a security guard yelling at me as I walked up the stairs that the museum closes at 2 pm on Sundays and to come by during the week. The unfortunate thing is that by the time I get back from work during the week it’s already too late to view it so it will have to wait until the following weekend to have a full view of it. The reason I went at 3 was that I took a nap around eleven thirty and didn’t wake up until 3 that afternoon, I guess I needed the ... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang November 6th 2013

...czyli chlopstwo z zupelnie innej, bardziej sympatycznej strony poznawane. Ta historyjka bedzie zrozumiala lepiej dla kazdego, kto przeczytal chocby jedna ksiazke Pearl Buck. Lazilem sobie po Shenyang, bez wyraznego celu, zobaczylem stacje metra, wsiadlem, ujechalem 4 stacje, wysiadlem w przypadkowym miejscu. Usiadlem na laweczce, zaczalem popijac herbate. Na sasiedniej laweczce siedzialo mlode dziewcze i wcinalo kanapke. Przez chwile spotkalismy się wzrokiem, po czym wrocilismy do swoich zajec. Po jakichs 10 minutach dziewcze jednak podeszlo i z niespotykana u Chinczykow bezposrednoscia zapytalo mnie po angielsku: - Przepraszam, ze niepokoje, ale ma Pan takie niebieskie oczy , w zyciu nie spoykalam jeszcze nikogo , kto mialby takie oczy. Po tym zaczelo mówić bardzo szybko, nie dajac mi wlasciwie dojsc do slowa. Widac było, ze po glowie kotluje się onu mnostwo mysli i ... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang October 19th 2012

Went out for the first time at night on a weekend to experience the night life in downtown Shenyang. Had a lot of fun and the locals were very friendly. It was amazing to see the locals organize and perform on the sidewalks. Hope you enjoy the pictures.... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang September 25th 2012

Shopping in Shenyang. This is only one of the shopping areas. Over 300 stores. The cars, the bikes,the carts, the buses, the people, the people, OH MY!!!!... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang May 12th 2012

Hello yall As you have seen from my blogs there is a lot of high rises here, some as tall as 40 stories or more. Where we are we have large windows from floor to ceiling. Due to all the constuction all over the city, the windows are very dirty. I have attempted several time to try to hang out the windows and try to clean them, not happening. So I have been questioning my husband to try to find out if the community washers the windows in the spring. Have not found that out yet. But, one day I was looking out the window at the building across from me and saw this cable hanging from the side of the building and the wind was up that day. The cable wis whipping all over the ... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang May 12th 2012

SuperMoon of 2012 The biggest and brightest moon of the year. I am still learning on the camera so pictures does not tell how bright and big it looked. I promise I will keep learning. Hope you enjoy.... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang May 5th 2012

My visit to the Palace. Shenyang Imperial Palace of Qing Dynasty. This imperial place was built from 1625 to 1636. Before conquering the entire China and establishing the Qing Dynasty, the last feudal dynasty of China, emperor Nurhachi and Huangtaiji of Manchu lived here. The octagonal shape of Dazheng Hall imitates the shape of tent used by the northern nomads. Hope you enjoy the pictures. We were the only expats in the whole area. So with my blond hair I was ask a lot if they could take my picture. My husband had a great time having his picture made with a lot of young girls that were asking him to pose with them. Back home everyone calls me Queen Esther,HEEEEEE..... the day at the palace was like I was a Queen and everyone was wanting ... read more
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