Getting Ready for Business

Young Chinese, or maybe she is Uyghur – highly unlikely as she is wearing pants, girl is getting ready for business in Urumqi China. I believe those are apples or some type of other fruit, covered in some kind of glazing, probably sold for about 30-40 cents (2-3 Chinese Yuan) per stick. We just visited Hong Shan Park (Red Mountain) and were walking back to our hotel when I saw her standing along near this decaying apartment building, patiently getting ready for another round of selling cycle, hoping to make a bit of living on whatever tiny profit margin she will get from it.

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Magic Dragon

On our last day in China we went to see Red Mountain park in downtown Urumqi. I took a few pictures around there, here is one of them. They have a working Buddhist church there, wait, not sure if it should be called a church, it was not a monastery, so there is probably name for it, I just can’t come up with it right now. So the place is full with smoke and smells from burning candles and some type of long smelly burning sticks. I might show one of those in the next few days.

This dragon is very simple, I think it is made by heavy press out of sheet metal, it just looks kind of cool with all that background and little spider webs. Enjoy.

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