View over Urumqi

Here’s a mosque I chanced upon but didn’t enter (actually didn’t bother checking whether I could). I didn’t realise it was a mosque, because the ground floor were all shops…until I looked up and saw the crescent moon. Interesting architectural influence, eh?
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Next is the Hualing Market (seen from the Grand Mercure Urumqi)

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There are whole buildings filled with any and every house furnishing you can think up. There was a whole department building with shop after shop displaying all manner of bathtubs, toilet bowls, sinks and taps. There was another building full of tables and couches, and a street of electrical appliances.

One thing that makes itself apparent every time i am in China: the luxury of space, even in the city (which they manage to clutter up with masses of people).

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2 Responses to View over Urumqi

  1. Moritz says:

    The Mosque does rarely look like one idneed. Everything is a little different in China as it appears. I’m looking forward to more posts like that 🙂

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