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Sat 18 Apr 2015

Classical style roof, Jianshui.

Classical style roof, Jianshui.

Thankfully the real-life visual images around me were not censored by the Chinese government.

On a lighter note, I was fascinated by the ornamental details of the traditional Chinese roofs. I liked looking at the different designs on the little disks at the ends of the eaves.

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I found some interesting examples of these disks in Jianshui.

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And, while wandering about the grounds of the Confucian Temple in Jianshui, I found a whole pile of these disks just hanging around in a courtyard, along with some other cool architectural pieces and parts.

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I’ve read a lot about the terrible pollution in China. But one of the things I really appreciated throughout my travels in Yunnan was that the two-wheelers were almost all electric scooters of some sort. Because of this, in all the cities and towns I visited, there was much less traffic pollution compared to other places I had visited in Asia.

Electric Scooter in Jianshui.

Electric scooter in Jianshui.

Electric scooter, Jianshui. The Union Jack was by far the most popular color scheme!

Electric scooter, Jianshui. The Union Jack was by far the most popular color scheme!

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