Saturday, January 18, 2014

This You Have to See. Sunrise Over Tiananmen.

Here it is:

If you want to enjoy sunrise in Tiananmen Square the Chinese government is there to help.   On this massive screen they're televising what you can't see for the intense blanket of smog - the sun rising.  Hard to tell if that's supposed to pick you up or just make you feel really, really bummed.

Across the Pacific, this is what the Los Angeles skyline looked like this week due to the Colby wildfire.


Elliott Taylor said...

I will stop complaining about the fog on English Bay now.

The Mound of Sound said...

We've been socked in for days, Elliott.

Beijing York said...

Such a dramatic change in less than 15 years. When I was in Beijing in 1990, there was no smog problem. There were hardly any cars on the roads and streets - lots of bicycles and public transit (subway and buses).

The Mound of Sound said...

I wonder how many coal-fired power plants China brought online since you were there, BY?