The red flag is still there and kids cannot escape “red education”
Walking in the streets at noon makes discover things I would not have seen if aving unch in a restaurant; one day (which special day, I wanted to check, but I forget to ask my Chinese counterparts), there were small groups of children, dressed in a festive or “official” way, and it was fun to watch them in the streets, going to a theatre near the great central square. Of course, the red flag with stars is there, with one group, other groups, if they do not have the flag wear nice red caps which do not leave space for questions. Other groups also, may be less political correct; notice they seem all to be ethnic Chinese, but I may be misleaded by my preconceived ideas about colonialism, political education of the crowds, etc. . . .
Main picture: The schoolchildren are disguised, the girls have make-up, and they are ready for some commemoration, fete, I do not know; . . .
Picture 2: All these kids look very serious, and particularly the one who has the honour to carry the flag!
Picture 3: Ooops an undisciplined troop here; these girls are not as serious as the colleagues we have seen before.
Picture 4: Blue school again
Picture 5: Is she already trying to concentrate, may be the kids will perform, sing something. . . .
Favorite thing: Here I saw a new modern Public Playground nearby the river in Korla city centre, though I don't know exactly its purpose but quite sure its for public to hang around kind of place. The architecture has some Disneyland feels on its rooftop, that's why I called it Public Playground.
Favorite thing: I saw this Gigantic Peacock somewhere nearby the river on a beautiful men made garden with many artistic looking objects together. Gigantic Peacock was made of flowers, quite some hard works to build such a thing.
Favorite thing: Too many high rise buildings around here, this is only one of them, I don't know how to portray big city like this, just simply pick one to upload here, please don't ask me what that was for, could be the telephone thing?
Favorite thing: This is probably the Bazaar street I saw in Korla, located in the centre of city, easy for beginners and me. Local buses are easy enough to take, I just hope on as if I was a regular without asking a question, and then I was sent here.
Favorite thing: I think nowadays if you go to any cities of China, you will not be supriseb to see it like this, I meant the look of modern big city. Korla is just one of them, except that there were so many Uyghur peoples and they are Muslims.
Favorite thing: I was still in desbelieve when I think about Korla to be a big city like this, I thought the place should be something like the dry desert where peoples wrapping their heads with big cloths and caravans etc. Now that Korla is something like Singapore in my first impression, just couldn't believe its true.
Favorite thing: The Chinese pronounced this as Nai-Kerc in mandarin. In most cities of China, I saw this brand, probably too good selling or too bad, I probably didn't see many peoples wearing it, the price is terribly expensive if compare to local made brands.
Favorite thing: Do not under estimate Korla, look at the size of the IT mall, I was in disbelief when I saw this, can't imagine a place remote in western China has a big shopping mall selling only IT products. If you need anything, just stop by here.
Favorite thing: In the city centre, there are always a something eye catching on display, this time I saw a big steel work in banana shape, I don't understand the meaning but from mere outlook, its a banana. Probably banana has some traditional influence in Korla.