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Sometimes … sticky sticks

Fruity sticks sold at every corner

Fruity sticks sold at every corner: your lips on a -20°C, frozen. pineapple slice …

A birch-tree forest in Harbin

A see-through, birch-tree forest in Harbin

Street lamps in the Opera House plaza

Street lamps in the Opera House plaza

Sticks and flags on the frozen Songhua River

Sticks and flags in the mist on the frozen Songhua River

A line of skyscrapers in suburbs of Harbin

A line of skyscrapers in Harbin

New areas under construction

The sun rises on New Harbin under construction

This post is part of the reportage Detour to China. Click each picture to enlarge.

Smoky days

Smoke and steam are part of daily life in Harbin. The poorest parts of the city are coal-heated. The sulfur, brown-coal smell permeates suburbs and clothes in windless mornings. Moving to the city center, high chimneys from centralized heating stations paint the sky with clouds. Along the street, boiling pots with sweet potatoes and food booths provide their share of steam for the day.

A ride through the coal-heated neighborhoods: one chimney one family

A ride through the coal-heated neighborhoods: one chimney one family

Steamed sweet potato , most popular street food in Harbin

Steamed sweet potato , most popular street food in Harbin

Modern heating for modern neighborhoods

Modern heating for modern neighborhoods

What's boiling there?

What’s boiling there?

A almost cloudless sky

An almost cloudless sky above the city canal

Smoke on the highway ...

Smoky truck on the frozen highway

This post is part of the reportage Detour to China. Click each picture to enlarge.

China Red

Red is the lucky color in China. And it is the only way to fight back Nian, the mythological man-eater beasts living under mountains and seas. From red flags to red wedding dresses, the red color in China paints whatever brings luck and power. Including the rare and very expensive Arowana / dragon fishes, with their red, coin-shaped scales.

Asian arowanas at Harbin Lindian Hot Spring

Asian Arowanas at the aquarium of Harbin Lindian Hot Spring

Ads with students of Harbin University

Ads with students of Harbin University

A touch of luck on the frozen streets of Harbin

A touch of luck on the frozen streets of Harbin

Public reading of the party newspaper, Harbin

Public reading of the party newspaper, Harbin

A bride from Inner Mongolia in front of Harbin Opera House

Bride and groom in front of Harbin Opera House, a wedding reportage shot at -25°C

Civil militia on the frozen Songhua River, Harbin

Civil militia on the frozen Songhua River, Harbin

This post is part of the reportage Detour to China. Click each picture to enlarge.

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