LU ZHI - ANCIENT TOWN TOURIST AREA

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LEE A. WOOD

Lu Zhi, is an ancient town centered around canal travel, in the province of Jiangsu, due West of Shanghai.

By car, we took the ring road to Northern PuDong and then the G2 Freeway, almost, to Su Zhou

From there we took the S5 to Kun Shan.

In heavy traffic, it took us about an hour.

(Freeway overpass - Pu Xi, Shanghai China.)
G2 FREEWAY OUT OF SHANGHAI
(Toll booth in back of a truck - Pu Dong, Shanghai China.)
MOBILE TOLL BOOTH?
(Truck loads of toll booths lined up for a toll booth - Pu Dong, Shanghai China.)
A TRUCK LOAD OF TOLL BOOTHS LINED UP FOR A TOLL BOOTH
(Tall office buildings - Pu Dong, Shanghai China.)
(Toll booth and Tall office buildings - Pu Dong, Shanghai China.)
(Tall office building. - Pu Dong, Shanghai China.)
(A maze of high tension power lines. - Pu Dong, Jiangsu China.)
(Overhead road sign - Su Zhou, Jiangsu China.)
S5 LUZHI - ZHOUZHUANG - TONGLI
JINXI - ZHOUZHUANG
G312- WUSONGJINAG INDUSTRIAL AREA
(Duck pond beside hwy. - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
ALONG THE S5
(Police station - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
9th EXPRESSWAY BRIGADE

KUN SHAN

(Rough, poorly paved, street, overhead banner - Kun Shan, Jiangsu China.)
WELCOME TO LUZHI AGAIN
A FAMOUS CULTURAL ANCIENT TOWN
WITH RIVERS AND LAKES
KUNSHAN CITY
(Rough, poorly paved, street, overhead banner - Kun Shan, Jiangsu China.)
HOMETOWN OF KUNQU OPERA
CITY OF GREAT CHAR
WELCOME TO YOU - KUNSHAN
(Narrow street - Kun Shan, Jiangsu China.)
XIAOSHI LU
(Large houses, large pond. - Kun Shan, Jiangsu China.)
(busy shopping street. - Kun Shan, Jiangsu  China.)
(busy shopping street. - Kun Shan, Jiangsu China.)
(busy shopping street. - Kun Shan, Jiangsu China.)
(busy shopping street with traffic circle. - Kun Shan, Jiangsu China.)
(Floral arrangement in center of traffic circle. - Kun Shan, Jiangsu China.)
(busy shopping street across from Lu Zhi. - Kun Shan, Jiangsu China.)
CULTURAL PEDESTRIAN STREET
(busy shopping street across from Lu Zhi. - Kun Shan, Jiangsu China.)
(A wall mural - Kun Shan, Jiangsu China.)
(An engraved wall between stores - Kun Shan, Jiangsu China.)
(Map of the tourist area - Kun Shan, Jiangsu China.)
MAP OF LU ZHI, THE TOURIST TOWN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET

LU ZHI

Also know as `The Bridge Kingdom', Lu Zhi is over 2,500 years old.

(Stone archway over street - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
CULTURAL PEDESTRIAN STREET
(Looking back at archway from top of bridge. - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu Shanghai China.)
(Looking East at river from bridge - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
CROSSING THE JIAO RUI BRIDGE
(Looking West at river from bridge - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(Walking off the bridge towards a plaza - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
APPROACHING JIAO ZHI SQUARE
(Serena and Lee stand against a tall lion statue. - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(Lion statue from the side. - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(A short commercial st. - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(A four story pagoda concrete style building. - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(A directional sign - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(Stairs down to a wash area on the side of the canal - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
STAIRS DOWN TO A WASH AREA ON THE SIDE OF THE CANAL
(Jin Fu atop a small pedestrian bridge - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
JIN FU STANDS ATOP ONE OF THE MORE THAN 40 BRIDGES
(Looking down on the canal fro atop the bridge - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(A canal side street of stores - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
SMOKE BREAK - JIN FU CONTEMPLATES ?? - JIN DI SITS ON A ROUND ROCK
(A small store of antique style pottery - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(A small store of antique style pottery. - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(A small store of jewellery. - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(A small store of children’s clothing - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(Jin Di crossing a covered bridge. - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
JIN DI WAVES FROM ATOP A COVERED BRIDGE
(Across the canal Serena takes a picture - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
JIN MEI TAKES A PICTURE OF BIN
(A tree shaded canal - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(A tree shaded canal - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(A pagoda style archway - Lu Zhi, Jiangsui China.)
(A large metal ball on two money in a temple square - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(A bridge over calm water - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(A relief of dragons on top of a bridge. - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
A RELIEF OF DRAGONS ON TOP OF A BRIDGE
(A narrow st. of stores. - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(Tour boats docked on a canal - Lu Zhi, Jiangsu China.)
(On-ramp to a freeway. - Su Zhou, Jiangsu China.)
LEAVING THE S5 FOR THE G2
(Tall buildings beside he freeway - Su Zhou, Jiangsu China.)
(The sun highlights two tall buildings - Su Zhou, Shanghai China.)
(An overloaded truck of bags enters the toll booth - Pu Dong, Shanghai China.)
BACK TO SHANGHAI

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