Saturday, September 24, 2011
Today we had lunch at Spicy Joint on Caoxi Road. We had to take a number and wait. The menu looked like a glossy magazine. We had spicy lamb and eggplant:
We walked north on Caoxi Road to IKEA to shop. The beds looked like there had been a wild slumber party the previous night! Here people lounge on the entrance display:
Sunday, September 25, 2011
We headed to the Longhua Martyrs Memorial. We had tried to go once before, but they would not let me in wearing flip flops. Today I made sure to wear shoes.
Laundry along Longshui road:
I'll call this the Spirit Path, but of course the Chinese are not religious, so there are no statues of animals, etc.:
The first of many monumental sculptures, this one comes in two parts:
The Tomb of the Unknown Martyr with an Eternal Flame, and the "Unknown Martyr" sculpture:
Members of the SSSC were practicing marching in groups of ten:
Around a small hill, you could still see the "Unknown Martyr!"
A quiet spot:
"Dancing for the Loyal Soul:"
The Steles Garden:
A peek into the prison museum shows the typical photo and artifact displays:
A prison transport:
The tunnel leads to the execution ground:
"Young Heroes" sculpture:
We are not sure why the sculptures include all these buff Soviet -types, when they were made by Chinese sculptors and in an age past the strong Soviet influence.
On our way back to the Metro station, Kent stands beneath a large tooth: