Life in Qingdao

The best place I went to Qingdao, a sea-side town in China, was the Zhan Shan temple.  A quiet, awesome, working temple.  Better than the Temple of Heaven or the Lama Temple in Beijing in my opinion. This was one of the buildings in the front courtyard:

The thing I will remember most about Qingdao, though, are the couples being photographed on the beach. See if you can spot all eight couples in this photograph. It's a wonder they manage to keep out of each others' wedding albums.

In the ability to capture all the idiosyncrasies of Chinese style, this guy stands out:

Rolled-up T-shirt? Check. Man-purse? Check. Cigarette? Check. Personal grooming in public? Check.

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