for many years, zhangjiang high-tech metro station was the terminate station for east bound shanghai metro line 2. it was a station on the ground. everyday, thousands of hi-tech workers were commuting to zhangjiang high-tech park in and out from it. it was very crowded during the rush hour. around the station, a gourmet food plaza was emerging, with all kinds of restaurants and small stands. now everything is changed. the station was abandoned officially after the chinese new year. the metro line 2 is heading all the way to the pudong airport. a new underground station was opened in another location. i am sure those restaurants will run out of business very soon, since most of the customers are passengers. it is a showcase of shortsighted city planning. to make it even more ironic, crowded commuters are now facing big problems in new station. it was designed by a dumb ass, with a humiliating super narrow passageway.
Sometimes you see the meeting is booked at quarters, not in the default half hour scale. Ever wonder what kind of life it is? You can even book the meeting in 5 minutes scale. In Outlook 2007 Calendar view, right click and select the Other Settings..., you can adjust the time scale to other duration.
Following the same thoughts, Baoji has done on its own homework, and dig out another treasure. Baoji has tried before to claim it is the land of ancient Yan Emperor , but failed. Since all Chinese fellows are descendants of Yan & Yellow Emperors, it is a big statement but hard to argue which city is the authentic town of Yan Emperor. Baoji lost the battle to another city. This is another try, good luck. On the way to the park, I was worried how I went back because I didn't see much people around.
The park was called People Park, like many regular parks in many Chinese cities -- some hills around a lake, all man made scenes. Now to call it out that Baoji is a city with great history,all the way back to the very ancient Shang and Zhou dynasties, the park is now renovated with the touch of Bronze Age. This is the big statue at the entrance, a giant candle holder?
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