We were very happy to see the sun today for our day trip to Nanjing.
Changes since our last time at the Shanghai Hongqiao Railroad Station:
1) No more English-designated window at the ticket counters.
2) Magazine stands opened in the waiting hall.
3) New seat cushions, courtesy of advertising:
First stop on the Metro, Muxuyuan, just outside Zhongshan Men/Gate:
The Taihu rock dwarfs the child:
Plum blossoms in pale pink:
Net-wrapped chicken and fish parts:
Boy splashing water with a stick:
Aucuba japonica/Spotted Laurel:
Rose Garden backed by plum trees:
Sun Yat-sen arbor:
First view of Meihua Shan/Plum Blossom Hill:
The Ming Tomb will be its own blog. Later we passed some Buddhist artifacts seemingly in the middle of nowhere:
Model of a stupa:
A street vendor of candied fruits:
Sorry, it's too dark.
We left Zhanyuan Garden at about closing time, and took the Metro to the South Nanjing Railway Station to catch our 19:00 train back to Shanghai.