Monday, March 15, 2010

From Tonglu to Yuhuan

Evan finished up his business in Tonglu over the weekend and headed out for a 6 hour drive to Yuhuan to visit YMV (Yuhuan Milwaukee Valve).  Sunday was basically a traveling day, but the plan is to really get down to business on Monday.  Here is the latest installment of photos from Evan's experiences in China.

March 13, 2010
I took a few panoramic pictures out on our patio at the apartment. Interestingly, the second, shorter photo shows much of the same image as the picture I sent the other day, but you would never know it since the mountains are covered by fog/pollution.

March 14, 2010
While travelling to Yuhuan, we stopped in Hangzhou (made famous as the place where Nixon stayed when he was the first president to visit Communist China). They have a market there that is pretty cool. 

A temple in the market.

A lion.  These normally flank hotels, shops, etc.  They are supposed to give luck to the owners.

All of the following were taken at one shop.  Some of the most amazing carving I have seen in my life.  The statue in the first photo can be yours for the low, low price of $100,000.

I think the table is almost as cool as the statues.  It must be 10 feet long and it all one piece of wood.

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