Sunday, February 21, 2010

Old and New

I looked out of the Hotel window in Xiamen this morning to a very grey day and noted how the older buildings are being slowly taken over by new high rises. Everywhere we drove in Quanzhou high rise apartment blocks are popping up and the older two storey apartments are being demolished. I would have to say many of the older apartments look well past their use by dates; plaster is peeling off the exterior walls and they have seen better days.
The new apartments are bigger, approx 800 to 1000 square feet and up to 30 storeys high.

This photo was taken from my hotel window, the quality is not that overly good due to it being a grey day with lots of smog!

Following on from the last post, here is another example of recycling.
Following these trucks can be a bit scary! The load is only held on by a few lengths of rope and you hold your breath that it will make it under the over bridges. Following it looks like they get under the bridges with inches to spare!

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