The City of Suzhou

Tour Day 16: Sunday, May 6, 2001

The Pan Men City Water Gate

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Oh, oh, the city litter police haven't been busy here.

Actually, the purpose of the picture was to show the bamboo scaffolding on the two white buildings. And, have you noticed that all the power poles are made of concrete?

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We got off the bus in front of this little market.

Owen thought I was going to get run over trying to get this picture.
The taxi cabs and bicycles are the most aggresive in China.

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Here's a coal barge ready to pass under the bridge.

This barge, like most was heavily laden, and the load was puddled from the recent rain.
I don't know why I didn't get a picture of the picturesque bridge we had just climbed.
The pathway was stone steps with narrow ramps a couple of feet or so from the wall at the edge. These ramps were just the right size for bicycles to be riden over the bridge. We had to watch to keep from being run over while climbing the brige.

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Page last updated June 20, 2001.