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Julianne and I saw this firework’s store while riding a bus to Metro just before the Lunar New Year in China. Usually fireworks are not on display so far out onto the sidewalk . . . this was definitely a sign that Julianne and I were going to be in for a New Year’s Eve fireworks display that we could not begin to imagine in scope and volume.

I’d have to say how fireworks are used in China has been one of my bigger culture shock experiences, lol.

J

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During the warmer weather these boats take people out on the lake on little tours.

I never expected to see them covered in snow.

This is one of my favorite pictures from the day Julianne and I walked around in the snow storm.

J

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I’m not really sure why there’s a Pharaoh statue in the middle of Martyr’s Park but it sure does look out of place with the snow on it too.

J

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One of the best pics I took that illustrates how much it was snowing in Changsha last week.

J

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When Julianne and I first arrived in Changsha, Hunan, China to live and teach English we asked about the weather.

Chinese teachers and students all told us the following, “It doesn’t snow in Changsha.”

Uhm, apparently this is THE year for that to change!

Heaviest snowfall in 40 years hits Changsha (http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/98649/7266016.html)

Check out my flickr page for more pics of the snow fall.

I took this shot while walking around Martyr’s Park the day after the heavy snow. Workers with long bamboo poles were walking around trying to knock the heavy snow out of trees and bushes.

This was definitely a good idea cause the night before Julianne and I were woken up by the sounds of tree branches cracking and falling off of the trees outside our apartment.

It doesn’t snow in Changsha–maybe most of the time, but not this year!

J

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Meat Shop I, originally uploaded by Serenity in China.

While walking around with my camera I came across this meat shop with fish on the ground in front of it being chopped up for sale.

Definitely an authentic cultural sight in China for a foreigner. And a reminder that not every part of the world follows all of the cultural red tape modernity forces on people.

J

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The picture pretty much says it all, lol.

And I’ll repeat what I said on my flickr page for this photo, “I’d love to see people I know back in Canada when they look at this picture, lol. I’d love to also see a police officer’s face, and a butcher shop owner’s face, if they saw this picture back in Canada!”

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