Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Walk to Remember

This evening Rosetta and I decided to take a walk in the neighborhood of the hospital. We were a couple blocks away when we decided to turn down what looked to be a small alleyway.

It certainly was narrow, but not small by any stretch of the imagination. I bet it went a good mile. It had all sorts of little shops with apartments over them for people to live in.

As we were about a quarter of the way down, there was a traffic jam. There wasn't enough room for two cars to pass. No one wanted to make room for each other. We weaved our way in between just like everyone else and continued on thru.

A little further down we discovered a side alley to this alley where there was a meat and produce market as you can see in the pictures below.

Fresh meat, just laying out on the table waiting to be purchased. It looked VERY fresh.

If chicken feet are your thing to eat, look no further. There are plenty here.

See those ducks behind you? You're next, buddy
We came back out on the street and perused the other shops which sold everything from electronics to cigarettes.

We walked the rest of the alley and came back out on the main road.

Typical street scene complete with motorized rickshaw

Men being driven back to the yard after a day of work.

Everywhere we go, the women admire Sierra.

This man was hanging out with the women in the above picture and seemed amused that we wanted to take his picture.

Two women talking. One drives an electric bike and the other and electric rickshaw.

Posted from Hangzhou at 9:03 PM on April 22.