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China Chongqing Eling Park Fog

1 April 2013

Dog heads

Good news, the dog head man has returned to sell his dog heads. Only they are the same ones now a bit older and more rotten.
Somehow they are a bit less confronting compared to when they were fresh! The picture is below, you have been warned.

This morning I went to nearby Eling park which is practically in the centre of the city and is supposed to give you a good vantage point from the modern tower in all directions. Today however was the most polluted / foggiest day yet, so I got a great view of a sea of white.

The park itself is a bit weird, its long and narrow and at first I was at the crappy end which was full of old people, chickens and ramshackle housing.
The other end strangely has the first Australian embassy in China, theres a plaque but I think the house has been replaced, a monument to the soviet union, and a celabratory garden for the victory over Japan due to Hiroshima. Its not a memorial garden.

Before I headed to the park I went for coffee and succesfully asked for non fat milk, and perhaps as a result, got the worst coffee ever. 100% froth.

China-Chongqing-Eling Park-Fog - Bus vs motorcycle. Bus Wins! The number of accidents is still high in Chongqing even though scooters are banned. However for every accident I see, I n

Bus vs motorcycle. Bus Wins!
The number of accidents is still high in Chongqing even though scooters are banned. However for every accident I see, I never see anyone get properly hurt. They all pick themselves up and keep going.


China-Chongqing-Eling Park-Fog - Dog heads. Enlarge for detail! Now looking a bit past their use by date.

Dog heads. Enlarge for detail! Now looking a bit past their use by date.


China-Chongqing-Eling Park-Fog - The steps up to the path were lined with buddah. I am never sure if its buddah or buddha, the bald fat guy.

The steps up to the path were lined with buddah. I am never sure if its buddah or buddha, the bald fat guy.


China-Chongqing-Eling Park-Fog - The wrong end of the park seems to be for homeless old people. They seem to be enjoying their rent free lifestyle.

The wrong end of the park seems to be for homeless old people. They seem to be enjoying their rent free lifestyle.


China-Chongqing-Eling Park-Fog - Chickens everywhere. Chicken vs tiny dog, Chicken wins.

Chickens everywhere. Chicken vs tiny dog, Chicken wins.


China-Chongqing-Eling Park-Fog - Sea of pollution.

Sea of pollution.


China-Chongqing-Eling Park-Fog - You can climb up to see more of the sea, I did.

You can climb up to see more of the sea, I did.


China-Chongqing-Eling Park-Fog - Theres a sign declaring this pagoda built in 1984 as being awarded one of the top 7 new structures in central Chongqing in 1993. I am not making that

Theres a sign declaring this pagoda built in 1984 as being awarded one of the top 7 new structures in central Chongqing in 1993. I am not making that up. The sign also talks about how you will feel so close to the twinking stars you can reach out and touch them. Perhaps I could swim up to them?


China-Chongqing-Eling Park-Fog - Last fog picture for today.

Last fog picture for today.


China-Chongqing-Eling Park-Fog - My hotel room has all kinds of great features, including this LG washer / dryer with laundry detergent provided. I stood and watched it for 10 minutes

My hotel room has all kinds of great features, including this LG washer / dryer with laundry detergent provided.
I stood and watched it for 10 minutes to show my appreciation, now I can wear my various camo shorts a second time on this holiday.


China-Chongqing-Eling Park-Fog - Lunch. A Chongqing take on Japanese curry, with very little curry, lots of sichuan pepper, more vegetables than Japan would give you, paper thin egg o

Lunch. A Chongqing take on Japanese curry, with very little curry, lots of sichuan pepper, more vegetables than Japan would give you, paper thin egg on rice, and just as I suspected, ice cold mash potato.
Still it was quite nice!


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