Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tianjin - Part Two

Our Beijing friend Jin Yi who is from Tianjin joined us for a day of sightseeing.

Our first stop was the Tianjin Museum which was well worth a visit. The section on the history of the city of Tianjin was extensive, informative, and with good English signage. Other exhibits like the Gems of the Silk Road (below) lacked English signage.
Tianjin, China

The docents giving free tours were enthusiastic.
Tianjin, China

After the museum we headed to the Five Roads area. Being the May 1st holidays there were lots of tourists.
Tianjin, China

We were kinda worn out and stopped at the newly refurbished Minyuan Stadium for some cold drinks...
Tianjin, China

...and some fun with a hologram exhibit in their small museum.
Tianjin, China

Lots of folks had been enjoying a free concert inside the stadium.
Tianjin, China

During the Colonial Era there were many Modernist villas built in the Five Roads area.
Tianjin, China

We stopped in a mall food court for dinner. The sushi restaurant was hopping.
Tianjin, China

Check out these super-sized one liter Mingle Sweet cold drinks.
Tianjin, China

On the way back to our hotel we walked along the river via Tianjin Railway Station to check out the lights.
Tianjin, China

Tianjin, China

Tianjin, China

Before catching our 1PM train to Shanghai we headed over to visit the house, a rather luxurious Spanish-style villa, where Pu Yi, the Last Emperor of China, lived from 1927 to 1931.
Tianjin, China

Mobile bicycle repair shop on the corner near our hotel.
Corner Bicycle Repair - Tianjin, China

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