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)   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Purmerend, The Netherlands   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Railway station Helsinki (Finland)   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Helsinki, Finland   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Finnair Airbus A340   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Maglev, Shanghai   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Maglev, Shanghai   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
My first real Chinese food   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Oriental Pearl TV Tower   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Shanghai Pudong apartment buildings   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Buying fireworks   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Tiger claw for sale   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Interesting signs in the Shanghai underground   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Enjoying dinner with Nel, Wilfried and Silvan   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Runyang Bridge, fourth largest suspension bridge in the world (main span of 1,490 metres)   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Green Tree Inn, our home for four months   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
The company bus arrived every day at 08.05AM   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
The fire hose needs a fix before putting out the fire   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Nice Dong Feng firetruck   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Yangzhou centre   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Silvans new car: BMW 760   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Phone cells for small people   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Slender West Lake, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Slender West Lake, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Gods at entrance of Da Ming Temple complex, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Gods at entrance of Da Ming Temple complex, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Gods in Da Ming Temple complex, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Statues in Da Ming Temple complex, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Me making some noise   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Da Ming Temple complex, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Teddy bear market, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Supermarket in Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Supermarket in Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Supermarket in Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Ducks in supermarket, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Supermarket in Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
At the office   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
At the office   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
At the market near our hotel   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
At the market near our hotel   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Interesting construction   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
During one of our weekly bike trips on Sunday   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Oxen   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Tributary of the Yangtze river   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Tributary of the Yangtze river   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Fishing man   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Graves in a small village near Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Forbidden for carts!   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Fishing boat   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Dog house   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Near Yangzhou zoo   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Yangzhou Power Plant No. 2 (2x 600MW coal-fired)   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Bamboo raft   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Look a white photographer!   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Tiger in Yangzhou zoo   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Lion in Yangzhou zoo   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Lions in Yangzhou zoo   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Tiger in Yangzhou zoo   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Harbin Z-9C (PLANAF)   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
The only Giant Panda in Yangzhou zoo    -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Coal supply   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Always be carefut. Chinglish is nice!   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Traffic at night   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Traffic in the morning   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Great Canal   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Myself near the Grand Canal   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Traffic   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Traffic   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Wenchang Ge   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Bus to the railway station, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Yangzhou railway station   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Chinese locomotive cabin   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Chinese locomotive   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Chinese train   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Enjoying noodles and beer   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Enjoying noodles and beer   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Midnight arrival at Huangshan Shi   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Best breakfast I ever had   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Welcome to Huangshan (Yellow Mountains)   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Luxury?   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Graffiti   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Food shops everywhere   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
People everywhere!   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
'Love locks'   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Tapping hot water   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
These noodles taste good   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Continuing the journey, Huangshan   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Huangshan   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Love locks, Huangshan   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Huangshan   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Huangshan   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Huangshan   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Huangshan   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Huangshan   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Strange way of building a ladder, Huangshan   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Tibetan macaques, TangKou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Tibetan macaques, TangKou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Tibetan macaques, TangKou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Tibetan macaques, TangKou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Tibetan macaques, TangKou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Tibetan macaques, TangKou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Demolishing - the Chinese way   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Demolishing - the Chinese way   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Enjoying the food after a nice weekend in Huangshan   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Railway station of Huangshan Shi   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Back in Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Smart copy   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Bikes in Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Food street, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Food street, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Food street, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Buying a spicy chicken burger at McDonalds, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Slender West Lake, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
With colleague Ricky at Slender West Lake   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Scaffolding - the Chinese way   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Temple   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Temple   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
White pagoda (Baita), Slender West Lake, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Yangzhou at night   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Yangzhou at night   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
JiuLong shipyard, Jiangdu   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
JiuLong shipyard, Jiangdu   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
JiuLong shipyard, Jiangdu   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Nanjing   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
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Xian H-6, Nanjing   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Xian H-6, Nanjing   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Railway station Nanjing   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Crossing the Yangtze river form Zhenjiang to Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Crossing the Yangtze river form Zhenjiang to Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Building a typical Chinese wall to fence off a construction site   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Homeless man   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Passenger inspectors   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Sleep train from Yangzhou to Beijing   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Beijing   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
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Cart and horse at third ring road, Beijing   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Waiting at Beijing Railway station   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Traffic at Wenchang Ge, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Volkswagen Santana cab in front of Wenchang Ge, Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Wenchang Ge (Pavilion of Flourishing Culture), Yangzhou, built 1585AD   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
The best teppanyaki restaurant   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Four-view pavilion   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Favorite bar: the Cellar bar   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
View from hotel window   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Land surveyor at work   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Waste compactors for the Olympic city   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
FAW truck waiting to pick-up the compactors   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Olympic torch relay through Yangzhou   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
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PLAAF Super Puma overflight   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
CRH highspeed train at Zhenjiang railway station   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
From Zhenjiang to Shanghai by CRH (highspeed and air-conditioning!)   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Maglev to Shanghai-Pudong airport (431km/h)   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Grand Mercure hotel Xi'an (Sino Russian architecture, 1957).   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Sofitel (where Sanne worked)   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Horses of the Terracota Army   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Impressive tomb of the Terracota Army   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
The famous Terracota Army   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
The famous Terracota Army   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Selling fruit just before the toll gate   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Typical state of maintenance   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Underpass below the main square (and bell tower) of Xi'an   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Bell tower, Xi'an   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Meeting with Silvan, Sanne and Sunshine (the famous 3S's)   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Great Mosque of Xi'an   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Playing Chinese chess, Xi'an   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Muslim quarter, Xi'an   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Selling snakes in the Muslim quarter   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Downtown Xi'an   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Carausius morosus (or common stick insect)    -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
In the mountains near Xi'an   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
A dead snake near Xi'an   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Back in  Shanghai: our last spicy chicken burger... :-(   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Silvan at work in the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Shanghai   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Somewhere above Russia   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Immigrants arriving in our plane delay our flight from Helsinki to Amsterdam   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 
Almost home (somewhere over Northern Europe)   -   © Rogier Vermeulen
 

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