Apartment building with shops and restaurants in China, originally uploaded by Serenity in China.
I think this picture helps people who have never been to China to get an impression of the typical design and organization of apartments here.
Shops and restaurants are located on the ground level, and living units above. The dirty greys and black streaks from pollution and what not are also typical.
The only thing missing here is laundry hanging in the windows on the bars–I’ll try and get a shot of that in the near future.
Oh, lastly the restaurant in the center of this shot, “Delicious,” is a funny example of how English tends to get used for store and shop signs.