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the varying architecture of china


1K4A14771K4A14601K4A1458during a whistle stop business trip to china over a few days it was fascinating to see the range of architecture that ranged from fkuscraper views that could be usa through to temples in shanghai some of the architecture of the tall biildingsespecially in guangzhou in the siuthwas impressive,1K4A13951K4A1388_11K4A13871K4A13971K4A13911K4A14161K4A14111K4A1413

Rapeseed Fields


Not everyone has heard of rapeseed despite its unfortunate name.Rapeseed oil was produced in the 19th century as a source of a lubricant for steam engines.Rapeseed is grown for the production of animal feed, vegetable oil for human consumption, and biodiesel .According to the United States Department of Agriculture, rapeseed was the third-leading source of vegetable oil in the world in 2000 with Canada and China being the top producers.

Rapeseed pollen contains known allergens. Whether rape pollen causes hay fever has not been well established, because rape is an insect-pollinated (entomophilous) crop, whereas hay fever is usually caused by wind-pollinated plants. The inhalation of oilseed rape dust may cause asthma in agricultural workers.

In the UK around May the fields do look stunning in their bright yellow colours. These fields are just outside Middlesbrough

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Rapeseed Fields

Rapeseed Fields

Hong Kong Food , PuPu Platter and Deep Fried milk. What did the Hairy Angry Crab make of it?


I am sure that Chinese food is wonderful, it is just that to me it is not. I do not like the look of it, the smell of it, the taste of it nor the ingredients . Seemingly everything that I dislike gets included, mushrooms, prawns, shrimps, oysters, unspecified meats, raw meats, raw fish and so on……so although i seemed to survive 3 days there, i have lost weight, feel hungry and never really want to eat at/near/in a chinese restaurant again please. Things that I will avoid, Hairy Crabs, Angry Crabs, Pu Pu Platter,  deep fried milk and in fact everything. And in fact my sympathy is with the crab, if I were a Dungeness crab, I too would be angry being plucked from my tank alive and eaten.

The saving grace were the chinese tarts, there were a lot of chinese tarts in the hotel, blueberry ones, and at 5 pm they were released from their captivity and plunged into the lounge, where I devoured them.

pu pu platter

pu pu platter

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Hairy Crab

Hairy Crab

Chinese Tart. Blueberry tart

Chinese Tart. Blueberry tart

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Popcorn Ice Cream

Popcorn Ice Cream

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