cakes, carousels, and captive canines

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We went out to the park to have some fun:


Okay, I gotta admit it – I didn’t take any of the rides, I had enough fun just taking pictures.

For example, I snapped a shot of these little dudes riding the plastic bubble:

kids in ball

little dude (singing): “Foreigner, I hate you, I hate you!”

me (the foreigner): “Now why would you say that, little friend?”

little dude: “Ah?? The foreigner can speak Chinese? D’oh!!”

Chris wins. Fatality.


Anyways, it seemed like the whole town was out strolling in the park at the same time:

photo at the lake

I had fun just snapping pics:

guy with kid

Street photography turned into park photography I guess:


I particularly like these two:

pearl milk tea

They were so serious somehow, sipping on their pearl milk tea 珍珠奶茶.

There was one more temple in Yuncheng that I hadn’t seen yet:

traditional building

This one is of course also about Guan Yu, though it seems like it’s just not as nicely been taken care of.

In a hidden corner on the temple grounds, I heard a saddening sound and saw a saddening sight:


I don’t know what to say.

It just made me sad.

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