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On the Roundabout in China

Updated on July 7, 2010

Roundabout Traffic

I'd planned to stand (or sit on my e-bike) and take photos of the extra ordinary traffic as it made its way around the roundabout, or along the ring road near the university campus.

I thought I had plenty of time to do it - but the constant rain hampered my efforts and with days to go before my return to Australia, I made it out to the roadway and sat with my Canon camera at the ready and clicked.

Perhaps I should have stayed all day - but again, time was against me.  As it turns out, in the 30 minutes I was there some pretty intersting vehicles passed by.

In the west we need to wear helmets for safety or wear seat belts - the latter is advisable in China, and may even be required, but few people do.  A child sitting on the handlebars of grandfather's bicycle, or a man sitting precariously on the back of a truck.

Vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, with loads in all shapes and sizes and yes, many of them overloaded.

Visitors to China find it disturbing and amusing.

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    • Aussieteacher profile imageAUTHOR

      Di 

      8 years ago from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

      OK, will do.

    • coynea profile image

      coynea 

      8 years ago

      Now that you are back in Australia.... I want some news from Australia.!

      Keep writing please.

    • Aussieteacher profile imageAUTHOR

      Di 

      8 years ago from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

      I managed to take those photos in a very short space of time, but I wish I had been able to spend a lot longer there as the sights are amazing. I am back in Australia now.

    • coynea profile image

      coynea 

      8 years ago

      These are priceless! Thank you for sharing your experience.

    • gramarye profile image

      gramarye 

      8 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      Great photos. I got one in Singapore of a man about 100 years old riding a bicycle with a lawn mower(amongst many other things) on the front of the bike! This is a great collection - so you are coming home?

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