This Rail,中東鐵路,gave Russia access of non-freezing port through winter IN LuShuen.
Most of the buildings are in pastel colors and are well groomed. Pedicabs are available here.
Elm tree are prevalent here. Some member of the group said he remembered that the young
fruit of elm, called 榆錢,were mixed into batter for pan cakes during hard times. Here they are
naturally matured into brown winged seeds(fruits).Below: Fishing with two poles.
St. Sophia cathedral is a landmark of Harbin, The external was maintain, the inside is modified
to a museum of the history of the city. The basement changed to a display of the city planning.
A long Central Ave., the pedestrian commercial district, buildings from the twenties were
maintained as bookstores, fur stores and hotels. A series of Animal Protection posters showed
the sensitivity of the citizens.
I'm sorry to say that we were served with soup of this. I hope that the tour company will be more
sensitive of this. It is called Hazel grouse, Bonasa Bonasia. Picture below was copied from
www.losn.com.cn However, the cultivation of this bird is successful now.
The dome top on a news stand( or a recycle center for bottles)?
The Russians came before1895 left after 1945, stayed about 50 years.
Offspings from mixed race marriages are not rare, another Harbin's unique
Horse and donkey carts frequent the city street.
An ornate Guard house.
A model of a masque existing.
Beautiful fur deserve beautiful sales ladies.