China Scenes: Dunhua, Jilin

by Brian Glucroft

I've been pushing ahead with a post regarding an old favorite topic here -- Google and China -- but it still needs some work.  In the meantime, another series of photos, this time from a location in northeast China -- Dunhua, Jilin.  I chose to come to Dunhua because I was traveling from Yanji to Jilin City and wanted to stop somewhere in between.  I knew nothing about the city except its location on a map.

After arriving at the long distance bus station and walking around looking for a place to stay, it proved to be a surprisingly interesting area, especially the village towns that surrounded the central district of the city.

On the bus to Dunhua


dunhua-shoppingarea.jpgCentral shopping district

dunhua-tricycle_taxi.jpgTricycle-cart-taxi (my name)

dunhua-worksleep.jpgSleeping where you work

dunhua-longwalk.jpgA long walk

dunhua-villagehome.jpgVillage home

dunhua-kidsinvillage.jpgKids posing in a village street

dunhua-elementaryschool.jpgElementary school classroom

dunhua-citycenter.jpgCentral district

Based in Shanghai for over 4 years, Brian Glucroft has worked as a researcher in the user experience field for online services, electronic devices, and software companies, including Microsoft China, and has a new blog at Isidor's Fugue.
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