Here is some new pictures of my hometown Haerbin, I’m so glad that Katy and MJ like the pictures I have shared in my former post entitled“MY HOMETOWN HAERBIN,NOT TOO URBAN,NOT TOO CHINA-LIKED”,so I took some new pictures for “MY HOMETOWN HAERBIN-PART II”.I hope Katy and MJ also enjoy it. So cheers.
In fact, Haerbin was not so impressive like Beijing,you know, the capital of China. Beijing is a very ancient city with thousands of years, very china-liked, the forbidden city(the palace of Chinese empire)、the great wall、the summer palace……and don’t forget the Beijing duck, which Micheal Phelps very enjoyed during 2008 olympic games.Beijingis also very modern, very national, and very urban. Full with various of chance, so working inBeijingis the best option for most Chinese who want to make a better career, just like my cousin. But working in big city also means more stress of life. The price of living inBeijingis skyrocketing. Now let’s return to talk about haerbin, the speed of life here is more slower, people here like walking along the street, it doesn’t means shopping, so some luxury not sold well here, people here like drinking beer, and drinking too much, oh boy, I think it’s very famous in China. I am not sure whether should take much pride in that or not. Anyway people here are not rich, but very good at enjoying lives.
People here like walking along the street, and 90% like walking along one street, the central avenue. Since 1997, the central avenue has been closed to car traffic, so people can enjoy the 800 meters-long street and don’t have to worry about the cars zipping by. It’s so sweet, you know, the drivers in this town sometimes like killers. The central avenue is a place that a tourist should never miss. It’s a good place to hang out, to feel the live of the locals. Fortunately, it’s about 10 minutes walking there from the apartment where I live. So I can enjoy it everyday. Let me show you the “avenue”, so come with me, Katy .
A restaurant which is good at Russian food.
I like this plaza, there is where we usually hang, some good café on the ground floor, and on the forth floor there are some good restaurants and a movie. There is also a food market underground.
At the end of the central avenue, there is Memorial which is to memory the victory that the local fighting against the flood in 1957.(once a tourist from the United States, she is really a kindhearted, first guessed the enemy was the Japanese, then guessed the Russian, but I was afraid that the real one was the power of nature). The memorial used to be the signal of Haerbin.
Leaving the river bank, now I will take you to the Sofiasquare(named for the Sofia church), not far, about 5 minutes walk from the central avenue, we can feed the pigeons.
I like it , no wars, we hope~
It’s a extra special for Katy, the soda from bread.Cheers 😀
To be honest, it’s really a huge job for a guy who is green about wordpress, I have to upload the pictures one by one, I think it should be an easy way to upload all the pictures at the same time, I am still exploring.