People's Republic of China - 2008

From February 13th 2008 till June 11th 2008 I stayed in Yangzhou (China) as part of my final thesis for my bachelor's degree Mechanical Engineering. Beside working my fellow student Silvan and I visited several places. Among these were Shanghai, Nanjing, Beijing and Xi'an. One weekend was spent in the beautiful yellow mountains (Huangshan). We really enjoyed our time in China.

The 256 pictures below are a selection of the pictures I took during my four month stay in China. The pictures are sorted chronological.For more photos and the blog I wrote, please visit http://china.roview.nl/ or my set on flickr.com.


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Railway station Eindhoven (The Netherlands)Purmerend, The NetherlandsRailway station Helsinki (Finland)Helsinki, Finland
Finnair Airbus A340Maglev, ShanghaiMaglev, ShanghaiMy first real Chinese food
Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial CenterOriental Pearl TV TowerShanghai Pudong apartment buildingsBuying fireworks
Tiger claw for saleInteresting signs in the Shanghai undergroundEnjoying dinner with Nel, Wilfried and SilvanRunyang Bridge, fourth largest suspension bridge in the world (main span of 1,490 metres)
Green Tree Inn, our home for four monthsThe company bus arrived every day at 08.05AMThe fire hose needs a fix before putting out the fireNice Dong Feng firetruck
Yangzhou centreSilvans new car: BMW 760Phone cells for small peopleSlender West Lake, Yangzhou
Slender West Lake, YangzhouGods at entrance of Da Ming Temple complex, YangzhouGods at entrance of Da Ming Temple complex, YangzhouGods in Da Ming Temple complex, Yangzhou
Statues in Da Ming Temple complex, YangzhouMe making some noiseDa Ming Temple complex, YangzhouTeddy bear market, Yangzhou
Supermarket in YangzhouSupermarket in YangzhouSupermarket in YangzhouDucks in supermarket, Yangzhou
Supermarket in YangzhouAt the officeAt the officeAt the market near our hotel
At the market near our hotelInteresting constructionDuring one of our weekly bike trips on SundayOxen
Tributary of the Yangtze riverTributary of the Yangtze riverFishing manGraves in a small village near Yangzhou
Forbidden for carts!Fishing boatDog houseNear Yangzhou zoo
Yangzhou Power Plant No. 2 (2x 600MW coal-fired)Bamboo raftLook a white photographer!Tiger in Yangzhou zoo
Lion in Yangzhou zooLions in Yangzhou zooTiger in Yangzhou zooHarbin Z-9C (PLANAF)
The only Giant Panda in Yangzhou zoo Coal supplyAlways be carefut. Chinglish is nice!Traffic at night
Traffic in the morningGreat CanalMyself near the Grand CanalTraffic
TrafficWenchang GeBus to the railway station, YangzhouYangzhou railway station
Chinese locomotive cabinChinese locomotiveChinese trainEnjoying noodles and beer
Enjoying noodles and beerMidnight arrival at Huangshan ShiBest breakfast I ever hadWelcome to Huangshan (Yellow Mountains)
Luxury?GraffitiFood shops everywherePeople everywhere!
'Love locks'Tapping hot waterThese noodles taste goodContinuing the journey, Huangshan
HuangshanLove locks, HuangshanHuangshanHuangshan
HuangshanHuangshanHuangshanStrange way of building a ladder, Huangshan
Tibetan macaques, TangKouTibetan macaques, TangKouTibetan macaques, TangKouTibetan macaques, TangKou
Tibetan macaques, TangKouTibetan macaques, TangKouDemolishing - the Chinese wayDemolishing - the Chinese way
Enjoying the food after a nice weekend in HuangshanRailway station of Huangshan ShiBack in YangzhouSmart copy
Bikes in YangzhouYangzhouFood street, YangzhouFood street, Yangzhou
Food street, YangzhouBuying a spicy chicken burger at McDonalds, YangzhouSlender West Lake, YangzhouWith colleague Ricky at Slender West Lake
Scaffolding - the Chinese wayTempleTempleWhite pagoda (Baita), Slender West Lake, Yangzhou
Yangzhou at nightYangzhou at nightJiuLong shipyard, JiangduJiuLong shipyard, Jiangdu
JiuLong shipyard, JiangduNanjingNanjingNanjing
NanjingNanjingNanjingNanjing
NanjingNanjingNanjingNanjing
NanjingNanjingNanjingNanjing
NanjingXian H-6, NanjingXian H-6, NanjingRailway station Nanjing
Crossing the Yangtze river form Zhenjiang to YangzhouCrossing the Yangtze river form Zhenjiang to YangzhouBuilding a typical Chinese wall to fence off a construction siteHomeless man
Passenger inspectorsSleep train from Yangzhou to BeijingBeijingBeijing
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BeijingCart and horse at third ring road, BeijingWaiting at Beijing Railway stationTraffic at Wenchang Ge, Yangzhou
Volkswagen Santana cab in front of Wenchang Ge, YangzhouWenchang Ge (Pavilion of Flourishing Culture), Yangzhou, built 1585ADThe best teppanyaki restaurantFour-view pavilion
Favorite bar: the Cellar barView from hotel windowLand surveyor at workWaste compactors for the Olympic city
FAW truck waiting to pick-up the compactorsOlympic torch relay through YangzhouOlympic torch relay through YangzhouOlympic torch relay through Yangzhou
Olympic torch relay through YangzhouOlympic torch relay through YangzhouOlympic torch relay through YangzhouOlympic torch relay through Yangzhou
Olympic torch relay through YangzhouOlympic torch relay through YangzhouOlympic torch relay through YangzhouPLAAF Super Puma overflight
CRH highspeed train at Zhenjiang railway stationFrom Zhenjiang to Shanghai by CRH (highspeed and air-conditioning!)Maglev to Shanghai-Pudong airport (431km/h)Grand Mercure hotel Xi'an (Sino Russian architecture, 1957).
Sofitel (where Sanne worked)Horses of the Terracota ArmyImpressive tomb of the Terracota ArmyThe famous Terracota Army
The famous Terracota ArmySelling fruit just before the toll gateTypical state of maintenanceUnderpass below the main square (and bell tower) of Xi'an
Bell tower, Xi'anMeeting with Silvan, Sanne and Sunshine (the famous 3S's)Great Mosque of Xi'anPlaying Chinese chess, Xi'an
Muslim quarter, Xi'anSelling snakes in the Muslim quarterDowntown Xi'anCarausius morosus (or common stick insect)
In the mountains near Xi'anA dead snake near Xi'anBack in  Shanghai: our last spicy chicken burger... :-(Silvan at work in the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
ShanghaiSomewhere above RussiaImmigrants arriving in our plane delay our flight from Helsinki to AmsterdamAlmost home (somewhere over Northern Europe)
 

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