At the city gates.
The city looks nice though as you can see most houses are new (or restaured as they say in China).
A old shrine.
Eating while walking... typical in China.
We visited the houses of two famous Chinese people: a Marxist historian Jian Bozan and Luo Rongguang, a Chinese general who resisted the invasion of westerners...
This is the general Luo Rongguang.
In 1900 he refused to surrender the port of Dagu in Tianjin to the 8 power allied forces during the Boxer rebellion. British, French, German and Russian warship bombarded the port. The Chinese general died in the fight. I believe that the ivory tower of Tianjin who was considered as one world wonder was destroyed during the fight.
We watched a beautiful show performed by locals.
There are many modern constructions everywhere.
It is not too ugly, still not too high and built in a "Chinese style".
Most Chinese people drive motorbike in the countryside.