LEE A. WOOD
Nan Jing, or South Capital was once the capital city of China until they moved the capital North to Bei Jing (North Capital).
From the train station we took a number `1' bus and got off at the second stop which left us, just a short walk from our hotel.
Smaller hotels, in China, are often set back off the street and can be hard to find.
1 - 280 CHONG YANG LU
Ph. 86 021 8343-8770
PAPA BEAR & MAMA BEAR
By the time we got settled in, did a bit of shopping, we were just a block walk from `TIMES EXTRA' a large department store and super mart, then had supper, it was dark.
On the internet I had learned that the Confucius Temple was not such a much to see in the day but the lights, at night, were worth the trip.
By asking around we learned that the # 1 bus would take us within a few blocks.
Actually its end run terminal is only a short walk from the temple and market.
Primarily the city of Nan Jing is situated on the Yangtze River.
A tributary of the Yangtze is the Qin Huai River. On its banks you will find, often called the Fuzi, or Fuzimiao Temple, the -
MAIN STREET OF STORES
GRAND SCREEN WALL
THE LIGHTS ARE REFLECTED IN
THE WATERS OF THE QIN HUAI RIVER
CHONG YANG LU
HUAYAN TEMPLE - FORMER ENTRANCE TO THE LAKE
LOOKING SOUTH ALONG THE LAKESHORE
THE START OF THE WALK AROUND THE LAKE
RENT A DESTROYER AND SAIL AMONGST THE FLOATING MINES
RENT A SUBMARINE AND CHASE A DESTROYER
MOON BUILDING AND STONE CARVINGS
GUANGDONG SOLDIERS TOMB
A STATUE OF MOCHOU
ONCE AROUND THE LAKE
When stopped for a red light, if the light has just turned red, or waiting for a train, that isn't close to the end, anytime I know I am going to be stopped for at lease 50 seconds, whether driving a small car, or a big truck, I turn the motor off.
To save fuel but, more importantly, to not add more emissions to the air that I have to breath.
The city of Nan Jing has taken my idea to a higher level.
In the city of Burnaby the new intersections have timers on the crosswalks. Digital read-out signs that tell pedestrians how many seconds are left before they should be out of the intersection before traffic starts to flow again.
In Nan Jing, they also have large digital read-outs that tell traffic, in red, how much longer the lights will be red, and in green how much longer the lights will be green.
All busses, if the sign shows longer than 45 seconds, turn their motors off.
When the sign gets down to 3 seconds, if they are in the front of the line, or 0 seconds if they are near the back of the line, they restart their motors.
Many of the taxis practice this as well.
I'm not sure but I think, from the sounds of it, the busses use air, rather than electric, starters.
XUAN WU MENG LU
ONE OF SEVERAL; GATES
IN THE ANCIENT WALL - ENTRANCES TO THE PARK
ONE OF THE ISLANDS OFFERS A SEAL SHOW
THE LAKE FEATURES FIVE INTERCONNECTED ISLANDS
THE FIRST ISLAND IS ACTUALLY A `C' SHAPED ISLAND
NEARLY SURROUNDING A SMALLER `SQUARE' SHAPED ISLAND
HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD
THE WALL, AT ONE TIME, SURROUNDED THE CITY
ON, OR OFF, THE CART,
IT WILL COST YOU Y20 TO ENTER THE CAUSEWAY
APPROACHING HUAN ZHOU AND YIN ZHOU ISLANDS
DECORATIONS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CAUSEWAY
ROCKERY WITH FALLS
IN THE HEART OF A BUSTLING METROPOLIS
THE CLOTHING TOMB OF GUO PU
A SCIENTIST IN THE EASTERN JIN DYNASTY
AARON - FUTURE ROBIN HOOD
LOTUS FAIRY AND FOUR LOTUS ANGELS
BRIDGE TO THE ISLAND OF LIANG ZHOU
THIS LAST BRIDGE WILL TAKE YOU OFF THE LAKE AND OUT OF THE PARK
FROM THE EASTERN SHORE TWO FREEWAYS GO UNDERGROUND
XUAN WU LAKE RD. GOES TO THE WEST SIDE OF THE LAKE
JIU HUA MOUNTAIN RD. GOES TO THE SOUTHERN END
AT THE END OF THE JOURNEY
THE CREW WALK TO THE OTHER END OF THE TRAIN
WITH A CONTROL ROOM AT EACH END
TRAINS DON'T HAVE TO TURN AROUND
WHEN NOT IN USE THE PANTOGRAPHS COLLAPSE
PANTOGRAPHS BRING POWER TO THE TRAIN FROM OVERHEAD WIRES
CLEAN, QUIET, COMFORTABLE
AT THE END OR THE JOURNEY THE SEATS ARE ALL
SWIVELED TO FACE THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION
THE BACK END OF THE NEXT CAR FEATURES A SNACK BAR - LOUNGE
BIN AND AARON VAMP
SERENA SAYS, `ENOUGH WITH THE CAMERA ALREADY.'
THE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY GIVES YOU THE; CAR NUMBER
TEMPERATURE, OUTSIDE - NEXT, OR PRESENT, STOP
AND PRESENT SPEED. AT ONE POINT IT READ 203 Km/h
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