Sunday, 1 June 2008
The little boy pees
There is a wonderful shopping complex with mostly empty shops near the railway station at Shaoxing. I love the architecture of the complex. Clean and modern with an ancient feel. I don't know why it is not popular but it appears that many of the traders have deserted the complex as perhaps the customers deserted before hand, but there is a Carrefours supermarket there, and we often visit as that has been the best place to get imported food - some of the things we like, but are not available anywhere else.
Near the entrance to the shopping centre is the little boy above. He seems quite lonely - as there is little activity going on around him. In a way it is surprising to see it (is this the reason that customers and traders deserted???) as this hardly fits in with the Chinese high public moral standard.
(I doubt it - it is common to see men peeing in the streets!!!)