Since I was 8 years old and I saw the Terra Cotta Warriors in National Geographic Magazine, I have dreamed of visiting them. On this day, I was finally on the drive to their location outside of Xian. I was very excited and double checked to make sure that I had spare batteries for my camera.
On the drive, I saw some interesting sights like the man above and decided to shoot some photos during the hour-long bus ride. Just outside of the city I again looked in near disbelief at the thick smog that hung over the city. It seemed that everywhere I went the pollution haze lingered like a bad reminder of what we do to our planet each day.
Just beyond the edge of this photo were some apartment buildings perhaps 300 or 400 meters away and I could barely make them out. Looking in this photo, I can’t see them at all.
I am not sure what this policewoman was doing. She may have been trying to direct traffic, but no one paid any attention. The Chinese rarely follow traffic rules, having a cop on a box was more of a joke (“keep them all employed”) than not.
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