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Yellow Crane Tower and First Bridge

Wuhan's Yellow Crane tower roof fish with First Bridge in the distance.

Wuhan's Yellow Crane tower roof fish with First Bridge in the distance.

I was going through some older photos and realized I had yet to post any photos from the top tourist destination in Wuhan, the Yellow Crane tower.  During one of my last weekends in Wuhan I visited the refurbed grand tower which sits upon Snake “Mountain”.  The tower is a tourist spot, with a bunch of little kitch shops inside selling miniature replicas of the tower and Mr. Miagi rhythm drums, but overall not a bad way to spend a nice afternoon.

Wuhans infamous Yellow Crane Tower.  If there is one iconic symbol of Wuhan it is this tower.

Wuhan's infamous Yellow Crane Tower. If there is one iconic symbol of Wuhan it is this tower.

Looking East down the back of Snake Mountain from the top floor of the Yellow Crane Tower.

Looking East down the back of Snake Mountain from the top floor of the Yellow Crane Tower.

Escaping the heat in Wuhan is not an easy task but the bell show in the belly of the Yellow Crane Tower is a nice respite.

Escaping the heat in Wuhan is not an easy task but the bell show in the belly of the Yellow Crane Tower is a nice respite.

Between the Yellow Crane Tower and the Yangtze River is the Hu Bu Xiang snack street.  Which I have posted about here.  Pop out the other end of Hu Bu Xiang and you will find yourself at the base of the First Bridge and the great Yangtze River.  Following are some images of this colossal structure designed by the Soviet Union.

Sepia toned image of the Wuhan Yangtze First Bridge.

Sepia toned image of the Wuhan Yangtze First Bridge.

First Bridge Pano.

First Bridge Pano.

Shanghai Baseball Practice ECNU

With spring comes baseball, even in Shanghai.  The sports field at East China Normal University (ECNU) is packed with activities and teams during the weekend.  On a typical Sunday the field holds an American Football team practice, a cricket game, a Taiwanese Baseball Club practice, the ECNU Baseball Club practice and a Shanghai Baseball Club.  [...]

Wuhan Hu Bu Xiang Snack Street

You can say a lot of negative things about Wuhan’s pollution, traffic congestion, and weather but when it comes to street snack food it ranks up there with the best. The crown jewel of the Wuhan street snack food has to be at Hu Bu Xiang Snack Street.  This little street, the length of half [...]

Splendid China - Folk Village (Shenzhen)

Spent some time in Shenzhen over the Chinese New Year and was intrigued about these amusement parks featuring miniatures from all over the world.  There are two major parks featuring these minis: Windows of the World showcasing famous icons from around the globe and Splendid Village highlighting Chinese landmarks.  The original plan was to see [...]

Wuhan to Guangzhou High Speed Train

A popular route for Wuhan expats replenishing their visa is the high-speed train from Wuhan to Guangzhou, bus transfer to Shenzhen, and walk across the border to Hong Kong.  Last Chinese New Year was spent up north (Beijing and Harbin), this year I took my second trip south to Shenzhen/Hong Kong.
The high-speed train process is [...]

Chickity China the Chinese Chicken Chuck Wagon

I have been busy in China taking care of many things, some of which come fully feathered.  Check out my latest companions at the salad bar.  These guys were extremely suspicious of the clicking camera and would not go near the roughage with the camera nearby.  So I tried a few different locations until finally [...]

ING New York City Marathon

I know this took way to long to post, the race was the first weekend in November, but I did want to share some race day photos from the New York City marathon this year.  Once again I was lucky to photograph for a great organization, the Robin Hood Foundation, just past mile 20.  Before [...]

Wuhan Institute of Physical Education

This time last year I was spending my time at the Wuhan Institute of Physical Education.  The fairly large university (7,000+ students) located in the capitol city of Hubei Province, China is dedicated to sports training and sports education.  Students can major in basketball, ping-pong, dance, journalism, business, English and many other fields.  The majority [...]

Hudepohl 14K Brewery Run and Bier Laufen

This past Saturday Hodepohl and the Christian Moerlein Brewery brought back the 10th edition of the Hodepohl 14K Brewery Run after a 14 year hiatus.  While there was a few snafus with the race the 2,200+ runners seemed to have a great time. Of course a long list of free goodies always help soothe the [...]

Sullivan County Pennsylvania Flood of 2011

Just a few weeks ago all the news was chock-full of Hurricane Irene and the possible damage to be caused along the east coast.  Luckily, the major impact as predicted did not come to fruition.  But as much of Vermont and other northern areas sat under a boundless rain cloud New York City and other [...]