Another Walk Along the River

I would prefer to take pictures on blue sky days, but in this city, it is not always possible.  Sometimes, you make a plan for a walk or a bike ride and you end up with a 275 air quality index.  Cover your mouth and hop on your pink bike.  Beautiful view, albeit veiled in pollution, await.  Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Pink Bike has Mud Flaps

Is it mudflaps or mud flaps?  Either way, my new pink bike has them.  And I took them out for a spin along the Hun River when spring was showing its first beautiful signs a couple of weeks ago.  When we experience days like this, we must take advantage!

The Hun He (Hun River), previously known as the Shen River, gave the city its name.  Before urban sprawl, the city was on the north side of the river, the yang side, hence Shenyang.   (I wonder what they would have considered urban sprawl 7,200 years ago when the first residents came to this spot.)  Though there is much talk about the river’s pollution from industrial run-off, the government has done a great job making a green beltway as a hub for many recreational activities.  This includes my 12 km mudflap test ride.  Enjoy some pics and a moment of zen.  http://youtu.be/VSHov1z2Uyk