Before the sun came up this morning, I was back on the bus to teach class again this week. I'm always intrigued by the traffic signals. This long green one comes on telling the cars (I THINK) to pull forward into the intersection to prepare for an upcoming left turn.
The road we travel along each morning... It is nice that Hangzhou has English below the Chinese so we have some hope of reading the street signs!
A couple of school kids on their way... It is very common to see 2 people on a bicycle. The most I have seen is FOUR!
We passed this bridge which is the termination to the Grand Canal, an 1800 mile long stretch of river that is somewhat navigable (by small boats, anyway) all they way to Beijing! It's a manmade project that was started in 450 B.C., and the longest manmade canal in the world.
Another of the waterways we cross every day on the way to school. The weather is starting to warm up, and Spring is in the air.
Then we cross out into the farming fields, where the farmers are getting rich from raising fruit and trees. Farmers' 2 story villas can be seen in the distance around fields with all sorts of specialty produce.
My classes wrote letters to penpals in the U.S. Here are 3 of my 4 classes...
Some street scenes on the way home...
Finally back at home at sunset, where the construction cranes everywhere are especially noticeable!