First we had lunch, at the Faculty Club with Professor Frank Bennett, from Canada and his son who is traveling with him. His son is studying at a university in Tokyo, and then we all got on the bus!
This bus trip provided a fascinating overview, a panorama of changing place and time, from the city through the developing countryside, to the lake area 125 km from Shanghai. There is an enormous amount of construction, of residential housing. We passed fields with crops being cared for, and industries with small crumbling community housing where everyday life of washing, cooking and selling were going on. Sometimes, simultaneously, new housing is being built nearby. The landscape changed from city to country, and them we took a very long bridge out into the lake..."but no sea lions" Rick said! See the glimpses we were able to record:
This woman was part of a group, similarly dressed, collecting rycyclable bottles and cans! They greeted our bus with smiles and shaking crushed water bottles. Ir took a while to figure out what they were asking.
There rooftop decorations are very common. Often this old style ornamentation, and other more ornate gargoyle type figures are incorporated into new housing.
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THE CTS Conference on Combinatorics and Its Applications
at National Chiao Tung University IN HSINCHU, TAIWAN (May 19-21)
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