China
June 2009
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Shanghai

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Wu Xing Ting tea house.

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Yu Yuan Gardens

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Shanghai Museum

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Silk Factory

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Carpet weaving

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Sculpting the pattern.

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The finished product.

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Harvesting silk from the cocoons.

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High rise buildings

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View from Jin Mao Tower (88 floors)

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Piano Bar on 56th. floor of Jin Mao tower seen from 88th.

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Tallest building in Shanghai

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Jin Mao tower - third from left.

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The Lingering Garden

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Canal boat ride.

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Rickshaw ride

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Latest cycle technology!

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Shanghai station entrance

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Temple of the Jade Buddha

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Maglev train speed indicator 431k.p.h. (269 m.p.h.)

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Gardens of the Temple of the Small Goose Pagoda, Xi'an. Early morning exercises.

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The Small Goose Pagoda.

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CIrcular Square????

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Old City Walls

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Table tennis tables for public use.

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Emperor Qin tombs and terracotta warriors

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Models in the original locations.

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Models yet to be excavated.

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Large Goose Pagoda

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Jade factory

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Ya'An Panda Reserve, Sichuan

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"Changing faces" theatre show.

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Visit to ancient town of Luodai.

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They'l eat anything!

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Costume for hire for photo shoots.

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Sugarcraft - the Chinese James Martin!

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On to Chongqing - the parts they don't want you to see.

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Not the NHS!!

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People's Square

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Lifts to our boat for Yangtze cruise.

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Stop off at deserted town of Fengdu

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Our boat awaits.

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"New" Fengdu built above planned flood level.

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Entering the gorges.

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Approaching the locks (3 Gorges Dam)

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Entering the locks.

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Model of the scheme in exhibition centre

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The Forbidden City, Beijing.

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Tiananmen Square

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Summer Palace

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This boat is going nowhere - its made of marble!

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Beijing branch - B&Q

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Visit to cloisonne factory.

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Visit to Ming Tombs museum.

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The Avenue of Statues.

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The Great Wall.

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The End - on to Hong Kong.