Thursday, April 09, 2009
My Hometown: Shenzhen + Europe
Brace yourself folks! This could be a very long post. This Friday's "My Hometown Photo Shoot Out" would be a blast for me.. We'll be leaving my town soon and I guess I need to cherish this photos as much as you do...
My dear PATTY of Crisfield and Reggie Girl mentioned that GingerV was next in line to pick the subject of this Friday's Shoot Out.
"Here is what we will be shooting: The main four corners, the traffic / cars / people / street vendors / store fronts / alleys /trash bins of the main parts of main street that are your town.."
And as a bonus, may I take you to SHENZHEN and EUROPE at the same time..
Let me welcome you to Dong Le Hua Yuan (Dongle Garden), our home for over a decade. Let me show you why I always admire our backdoor and nearby alleys with its trees and pave roads leading to various places like supermarket, recreational parks and the Main Roads adjoining the newly built freeways..
The people that built Shenzhen and why it became what it is today.. And we're part of it..! (Gee, we're paying our taxes here, so why not..?)
SHENZHEN TRASH/GARBAGE BINS
When I came to work and live in Shenzhen in 1994, I never thought that Trash/Garbage Bins shall be introduced here. Wayback then, roads and alleys were sure to make you go back to where you belong. I'm glad we had stayed. Shenzhen now is far better than most developed countries we used to admire and garnering awards as one of the cleanest and environmentally-friendly city. Now every streets has its dual bins as well as bins in every blocks in our home..
SHENZHEN STREET VENDORS:
You can find these street vendors around the area every Sunday. The Urban District although really strict on controlling hawkers are giving them free time on Sundays to push people to spend more and keep the economy moving..
Shenzheners preferred the imported variety despite of having their very own brands.
SHENZHEN STORE FRONTS:
Let me show you the wonders of living in a place where language is a barrier.. Check this out and tell me exactly what they are selling..
Kind of lucky when I get this photo, not so busy this time of the day.. But come office hour and I bet you'll gonna swear why you took this route..
Stop, Look and Listen..
BONUS PHOTO SHOOT-OUT (EUROPE IN SHENZHEN)
See the above Road Sign and locate where the Tai An Road East would lead you.. Straight ahead and you'll be in the direction of the Wutong Mountain as seen below..
I'm not kidding folks.. At the back of that mountain is a road leading to a pictureque view of Shenzhen and on top of it is EUROPE. Look below and tell me where these shots were taken from.
The above European-inspired architecture is part of my town noting that it adjoins the Road where I live. The European Theme Park is among the highlights of the OCT Interlake Hotel located in the toppest part of the mountain. And my hubby's Entertainment Company had supplied the Bands there.. Isn't it fun?
See for yourself the beauty of my hometown: http://english.sz.gov.cn/ and http://www.octhotels.com/en/
Thanks to you all for keeping up with my very longggggg photo shoot out. I hope to keep up with the town shoot outs later when we finally found our next town we can call our own.. But opps, our home in Baras is still intact. We'll be there to visit and I intend to show it to you later on..
NEXT FRIDAY'S PHOTO SHOOT OUT:
PATTY of CRISFIELD and REGGIE GIRL of NEWMAN had chosen me to choose the subject for the next Friday's Shoot Out. Thanks Girls.. I had chosen
MY HOME TOWN'S NATIVE FOOD AND RESTAURANT SHOOT OUT..
Any town cannot be considered completely beautiful and worthy to visit if that town failed to offer it's own native food, drinks and a place to hang out, right? So I'm choosing the photo shoot outs of Bars, Restaurants, Entertainment and Recreational Areas including the Food and Drinks it serves.
See you again next week my dear friends..
Smiling as always,