Seeing that we have a family member in Shenyang on business at the moment, I thought we would "visit" as well.
Sunset colours tint the white of these modern south facing apartments overlooking a lake in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province in NE China
When the top temperature for the day is still minus 10 degrees celcius then it seems a good idea to move around.
Sub zero exercise
Cleaning a skyscraper
This is in central Shenyang the capital city of Liaoning Province.
Weeping willow trees surround this lake in the centre of Shenyang city which has around 7 million residents.
It is the centre for manufacture of cars including BMW and also aircraft.
Like many Chinese cities now, a lot of effort is being made to modernise and the pace it is happening here is astounding.
Fishing under the willow trees in Youth Park in Shenyang city.
What better way to relax on a Sunday?
This park is very popular to hundreds of people.
Maybe locals making the most of the warm weather as this lake freezes over in a few months.
Without exception all who were being photographed today gave a big smile or friendly wave.
Shenyang,the largest city in Northeast China, is the political, economic, and cultural center of Liaoning Province.
It is also an important industrial base and a famous historical city.
It was the host city of the 2006 International Horticultural Exposition and venue for the football (soccer) matches of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Shenyang is located in the central part of Liaoning Province.
Its climate is relatively dry most of the year with spikes in precipitation during the summer months due to the influence of monsoons.
Temperatures vary as much as 10 degrees Celsius from daytime to night, and in winter they can drop below 0 degrees Celsius, so the smart traveler will plan to dress in layers.
The characters on the top of the taller building means " City of the Future" , being modern condominiums compared to the older style of apartments.
An oriental bridge made predominantly of white marble provides a scenic path in this large park in central Shenyang.
Tulips Blooming all over the garden in May.
Forbidden city: Emporors seat
Like Beijing it also has an Imperial Palace. Around the city are 4 pagodas, North, South, East and West. This picture was take at the North pagoda..
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