Zhejiang Shaoxing City

Seminar, a good excuse

In April 2019 I participated in a seminar in Zhejiang Shaoxing City , see here.

Shaoxing is a city in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, straddling the Grand Canal and crossed by many waterways. The city’s rich cultural history is also marked by native writer Lu Xun’s former residence, now a museum.
Shaoxing is also known variously as the ‘City of Waters,’ ‘City of Bridges,’ ‘City of Calligraphy,’ ‘City of Tea,’ and ‘City of Scholars.’ It gives off an image of an elegant and peaceful locale with deep cultural connotations,
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaoxing

Sightseeing

We were spoiled by our two guides who took us around Zhejiang Shaoxing City on Monday 22 April.
First stop was Shen’s Garden, with a history of over 800 years. Known for the love story of Lu You and Tang Wan.
Later Lu Xun hometown, his birth place and home. Lu Xun is one of the most famous modern Chinese writers. Lu Xun’s works became known to English readers as early as 1926 with the publication in Shanghai of The True Story of Ah Q.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu_Xun

After lunch in a local restaurant we walked around in the old town and had a boat trip.

In the evening we had dinner in Shaoxing CBD, SIJIFENGQING XUNWEI Restaurant. Very nice place, nice local dishes. The CBD area is pretty modern, stark contrast to the old city center.

The pictures are in that order of the visit, nearly all from me.

Beijing Auto Museum

On 17 June 2011 I visited the Beijing Auto Museum, 126 Nan Sihuan Xilu, in Fengtai District. Organized by the Information Office of the Beijing Government and others (see invitation).
It was a special preview visit of the museum that also hosts the Fengtai District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. See the brochures of the Museum (Chinese only) and of Fengtai.
We were not allowed to take pictures but I refused to obey as the Chinese side was taking pictures and video of us…
Pretty nice building and nice exhibits.

Pictures could be better, taken in a haste and with my old camera. Some of the cars pictured I used in the past… Memories…
Some said many of the exhibits are actually reproductions, maybe the reason you can’t take pictures? Pretty silly, go to the American museums where you shoot what you want.