If the thermometer goes to -40°, you know that it gets cold.
Many historic buildings are lit up at night.
My retirement home!
Saxophone quartet on the pedestrian street.
Pedestrian street. Because it’s China, it was very crowded.
Windows of an old synagogue. Mrs. Hoopie, wouldn’t this make a nice quilt pattern?
Food stall selling “authentic” Taiwanese foods, including oyster omelette.
The Russian influence on the local architecture is strong.
Unfortunately a fire seems to have damaged this building. If no one takes action, the interior of the building will probably suffer environmental damage.
We ate dinner in a beer garden. A student group was there, on route from biking from the Bohai coast to the northernmost village in China, a place called Mohe 漠河. A map of their route was printed on the back of their shirts.
The beer garden was a nice place to eat. We ordered food from the vendors, bought huge mugs of beer, and enjoyed the summer evening.