Also after a few months delay, here are some pictures from Orr’s trip to Japan and China in the spring.
My trip was from March 27 to April 28 this year. The China set is larger because I had more time to take pictures there. When I went to China I was curious to see how it would compare to Japan, and [the first pictures of each set] epitomize my impression of the difference (although spending only a few days each in the two largest cities, Beijing and Shanghai, may not be enough to make a judgment). In Japan everything seems closely packed together and well organized, while in China things are spread farther apart and somewhat chaotic, although the government intends to keep tight control. For example, in Japan even the biggest buildings are often just a few inches apart, but in China there is much more space between the buildings, the streets are wide and there are sidewalks, at least in those two cities. In Japan people tend to obey laws for traffic and pedestrians, but in China… well, I could hardly tell if there are any such laws.