November 4th, 2009 | Published in China
Behold, the city of Sanming! This picture was taken from the pagoda on top of Qilinshan, or “Unicorn” Mountain (although it’s not really a unicorn….it’s a Chinese creature that doesn’t really resemble the western unicorn).
Note the vast amounts of smoke rising from the center-right and floating downwind through the valley. That smoke is headed toward the direction of the university where I am staying, and is the reason why it is almost never not cloudy here. Yeah. Constant “fog”. It also gets “dusty” (to the point that wiping your hand across the table renders a blackened palm) in about three days, which means I am constantly trying to clean surfaces.
It is pretty, though.