Five of us made another run into Shenzhen, and this time I saw a little more of the city than just Walmart. Shenzhen -with a population of 12 million already! – is by some measures still the world’s fastest growing city. There are brand-new buildings everywhere. I saw ‘digital malls’ as they are called, a little grungy inside, but crammed with 150 cell-phone and gadget sellers.
Pictures from top to bottom (remember that double-clicking should display the picture a little bigger, to take a closer look):
Clusters of high-rise apartment buildings are everywhere in the city/ Our driver parked his van in front of the Casablanca Bar/ Unfortunately sights like these of historic Chinese architecture are very rare in Shenzhen/ One of the main streets downtown, sporting a Starbucks, a McDonalds and Coca-cola billboards, all with an Asian twist. I love cultural west-meets-east confluences like these! / My favorite sighting of the day : a colorful Lenovo truck with a cute African zebra saying ‘Let’s open happy’ ! .. it’s almost certainly going to make me buy a Lenovo notebook next.