Daytime panorama of the Nanpu Bridge complex connecting the Luwan part of Shanghai with the Pudong area on the far side of the Huangpu River.
I was glad to have found this particular angle that, while partially obstructed, let's you see just how massive the onramp and the connecting elevated highways are. Such highway road projects are often...
Shanghai usually isn't blessed with amazingly clear skies like one might see in Southern California; a mix of pollution, low-hanging clouds and haze coming in from the sea often bury the city under a muddy, gray layer of visibility-eliminating clouds. But then comes summer and with it rain and thunderstorms, after which for just a little bit you get skies...
I could have watched the new season of "Orange is the new Black" today. I could have seen Kevin Spacey tear it up in "House of Cards." Or I could have looked out for my Chinese dictionary, which I should spend more time studying.
Instead, I went outside and watched this.
I regret nothing.
Tokyo Skytree is an observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It's the tallest structure in Japan and if you like standing in line for two hours to get a view of the city through dirty giftshop windows, this is your kind of place.
A thin layer of clear, blue sky lay above the pollution that was smothering Beijing on this day and below the clouds that one would otherwise have seen in the sky. It took all but twenty seconds and we had climbed through.
Phan Rang town, Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam - November 26, 2016 : the ethnic Cham women collecting water in the small lake in the middle of the sand dunes, they had to overcome dunes with water jars on their heads. This is their daily work