Friday, November 4, 2011
Despite it being very dreary, I went ahead to meet Brigitte for a walk through the Old City.
Kent had told Christine that I had worked in Switzerland, and Brigitte said she had heard I worked in Switzerland; did I understand German? Ach! I had to confess that I did speak German, but it has been 30 years and then I have a terrible (to Germans) Swiss-German accent. So Brigitte felt okay to speak in German sometimes, and we read the descriptions (in German) in her guide book. (P. S. I found her Iwanowski guide book to be excellent; it's too bad they aren't published in English.)
We wandered down Wenmiao Road, where the sinks are located out on the street:
All kinds of fungi:
Next some shopping in the Yuyuan Bazaar area.
Freshly painted store:
A shiny little lion:
Our tablemates had the dumpling where you drink the hot soup through a straw:
A Yuyuan Bazaar Christmas shop:
A row of white-eyes:
Luscinia calliope/Siberian Rubythroat: