Here is a selection of pictures from today. Four of us took a taxi to Shenzhen. First stop was at McCawly’s Irish Pub for lunch (shepherd’s pie with a beer for me, yum). The next picture is from the Tequila Coyote Cantina next door, a Mexican restaurant also run by the McCawly’s owner. The ornate front of the Lili Marleen Bar is on the other side.
Done with lunch, we headed to a dept store called Jusco in the Coco Park Mall. 2011 is The Year of The Rabbit, so get ready for many more rabbit pictures from me until the Chinese New Year celebrations are behind us in February.
Done with Jusco, but not finding the charcoal Dave wanted for his outdoor grill at the apartment, we now head to another Jusco with the Shenzhen metro rail system. The picture above is a romantic version of it as far as I can tell. The one below is a 3D map of our exiting station’s surroundings. It was hard to navigate to the second store. The cutie pie kids are from a billboard in the station and the green Shenzhen Tong card is the equivalent of the Octopus card in Hong Kong, and the Orca card in Seattle. I love the name of the Internet Cafe Lu Lu.
The kids on the street are looking at a dead rat. A street vendor is getting her baked potatoes out .. a hard life, I hope she sold all of them! Watch out for the snake coming at you in 4D (hmm – not sure what the fourth dimension is!). Rabbits in the stuffed toy machine, and – at last! – we found the charcoal in the second store. Not sure what kind of building the leaning building is, this picture taken from the Citic Plaza 中信广场, as is the tall building under construction. I don’t know why, but it made me think of the 1985 ‘We built this City’ song by Starship :
We built this city on rock and roll x2
Say you don’t know me, or recognize my face
Say you don’t care who goes to that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight
Too many runaways eating up the night ..
I believe this billboard is of Deng Xiopeng : a Chinese politician and leader of the Communist Party of China who as a reformer led China towards a market economy. He was in office for some 13 years until 1992. The last picture is just of a tall apartment building on the way back to Dameisha.