China Street Scene – Crossing the street during rush hour traffic, originally uploaded by Serenity in China.
I think this picture will end up being the best shot I get of crossing the street culture in China–especially during rush hour traffic!
Julianne and I went out for an early dinner today and on the bus ride home I took this picture out the window.
The light had just changed and a large group of people along with a police officer walked out to the center of the street to wait for the other traffic light to change so that they could finish crossing the street . . . during the wait time they stand in the middle of rush hour traffic . . . yeah.
It’s definitely a major cultural difference between North American and Chinese cultures–one that cannot be imagined by most people until they’ve seen it in person.
It’s definitely one of the things I will never forget about living in China.