Frukost igen i restaurangen

Äntligen rör det på sig, hoppas vi alla snart har det bättre och Corona pandemin kan lugna sig, På vårt lägenhetshotell får vi idag (27 maj) gå ner och äta frukost igen🙂. Poolen är öppen så vi kan bada🙂. Restriktioner finns fortfarande, feberkoll, handtvätt, munskydd och inte för många samtidigt. Kommer sakna rumsserveringen, men det går fortfarande att beställa.

Fixar favorit skor idag🙂

Han kunde fixa dem och de duger för mig. De är hela och kostade 45 Yuan för 2 par skor. Tog 25 minuter att fixa så jag fick sitta och vänta. Tid är något det inte är ont om tycker Kineserna🙂😱

Nanjing 168 Shoes Repair Shop

Yuhua West Road 73 Alley No.5, Yuhuatai
Nanjing
Jiangsu China

En liten skrubb😂
Massor av små prylar hade han👍🏻

Kommer nog gå hit fler gånger👍🏻

Nanjing Wall

Många varma promenader har det blivit på stadsmuren som omgärdar staden Nanjing. Spännande promenader där ingen varit den andra lik. En mur som kostat många människors liv både då den byggdes och under många krig som involverat staden Nanjing eller Nanking…. Staden har haft många namn och har varit huvudstad flertalet gånger, bara under republikens tid har Nanjing varit huvudstad 3 gånger i Kina.

Ibland blir promenaderna på stigar/gångar bredvid muren då alla sträckor på muren inte är intakta. Promenadstigarna intill muren är ofta i parker och intill vattendrag/sjöar och oftast mycket skönare och svalare än då du går uppe på muren, dock får du inte utsikt över staden. Liten del av Nanjing då staden är betydligt större idag.

Streckade delarna kan man gå på eller utmed.

Kände att jag fick ta lite information ifrån wikipedia beträffande muren. Har även lånat foton som omgärdar hela muren så man kan få en överblick över hur det set ut, annars är det mina foton(2019-08-05–2020-05-26)

Röda sträckorna har jag gått på och i norr var det även tunnel i muren

The City Wall of Nanjing was designed by the Hongwu Emperor (1328–1398) after he founded the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) and established Nanjing as the capital in 1368. To consolidate his sovereignty and defend the city against coastal pirates, he adopted the suggestions of advisor Zhu Sheng to build a higher city wall, to collect grains and to postpone the coronation. The construction of the wall required the labor of 200,000 workers over twenty-one years to complete. Around 7 million cubic metres of earth were shifted. The City Wall of Nanjing was among the largest city walls ever constructed in China. The enclosed Nanjing City is about 55 square kilometers.

The first Ming emperor was proclaimed in 1368 and a great deal of preparation was done prior to this to have an imperial city and all the imperial trappings ready. The name of the city was changed again to Yingtianfu (responding to heaven). A ”new city” was built to the east of the old one to be used as a new palace or ”forbidden” city. This city was laid out in much the same pattern as Beijing; indeed Nanjing’s was the pattern for Beijing’s Forbidden City.

In expanding the walls, it appears the Hongwu Emperor intended initially to simply add a bulge to the existing walls and encompass the New City to the east. The main north gate would have been the Drum Tower. However, it was decided to bring Lion Hill to the northwest into the city defences for strategic reasons, and this almost doubled the area the walls would encompass. In addition to the surviving walls of stone and brick, an outwall was built along the river and to the south as an additional defensive measure. Old maps show that there were close to twenty gates in this rammed earth wall. This outwall is long gone, but the names of the gates survive as local place names. Part of the wall on the south shore of Xuanwu Lake was built on the foundations of the old Stone City walls from the Six Dynasties period, and reused many of the bricks from that old wall.

Lion Hill
Lion Hill
The Stone City Park, Qingliang gate

Originally, thirteen gates were built through Nanjing’s walls, but this number had grown to eighteen by the end of the Qing dynasty. Of the thirteen original gates, only Zhonghua Gate in the south, originally known as Jubao Gate, and Heping Gate in the north, originally called Shenci Gate, are still standing. Heping Gate is closed to the public as it is still used as an army barracks. Parts of other gates survive or have been partially reconstructed. The remains of a west gate, Hanzhongmen, originally called Shichengmen, stand in the middle of a plaza. These walls are part of the last of a series of three or four courtyards that made up the gate complex. During the Qing dynasty three more gates were added, including an entrance to Xuanwu Lake from the west built in 1910. Yijiang Gate on North Zhongshan Road was built in 1921, as was the major entrance to the city during Republican times when most visitors to the city arrived by boat at the docks just to the west.

Gate on North Zhongshan
Zhongshan
Dongshuiguan South gate
Dongshuiguan South gate
Gate of China, southeast gate
Gate of China, southeast gate
Gate of China, southeast gate
Xuanwuhu southwest gate
Xuanwuhu lake, north gate
Xuanwuhu North lake

Different from ancient city walls in Beijing and Xi’an, its design and construction was unique and changed the old ways of equilibrium and symmetry. The construction concentrated on military defence because the city was at the foot of a mountain—a natural barrier to control the commanding elevation with the river as its natural city moat. Because of this, the 60-square-kilometre Nanjing city became strategically located and difficult to reach.

The wall next to the Zhongshan mountain
The wall next to the Zhongshan mountain
The wall next to the Zhongshan mountain
The wall next to the Zhongshan mountain

Igandon wall belonged to a military defensive system too. The difference was that it adopted a winding, free style, based on the city’s complicated topography. Construction of the Beijing and the Xi’an city walls was in the ancient style of square or rectangular design. When it was built by the second son of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, the 12-kilometre long Xi’an city wall became the seat of local government. It could not match the scale of the capital Nanjing at that time.

Today the 600-year-old city wall of Nanjing still stands. Experts from Nanjing Cultural Relic Bureau say most of the foundations use granite, rectangle stones or limestone. The walls were packed layer by layer with broken bricks, gravel and yellow earth. All the brickwork joints were poured with mixed lime, water in which glutinous rice had been cooked, and tung oil because the coagulated mixture was very strong. That is why the city wall has stood for a long time. On top of the outer wall were 13,616 crenellations, or battlements, for defenders of the city to observe the enemy or dodge arrows. Opposite it was the parapet wall used as a balustrade to keep the defenders and horses safe. Standing on the wall, you will see tall ancient trees under your feet. Aside the top wall there are stone sluices to drain rain and near the wall’s foundation there are further outlets. The ancient city wall was listed as a key cultural relic under state protection in 1988.

It was the longest city wall in the world and the city enclosed by it remained the world’s largest until the 17th century.

Laomendong

Nanjing Hash run

I helgen var vi på ytterligare ett socialt event… Nanjing Hash run.

För er som nu börjar tänka på konstiga växter som får folk att bli galna, tänk om. Nu pratar vi en annan hash. Hash House Harriers är en beskrivning på detta fenomen.

Vi åkte till andra änden av vår tunnelbanelinje….andra sidan stan.

Vi var där i god tid (sk Ace time). Starten skulle gå vid 13:30 och vi kom dit ungefär 13. Kl 14 hade inte alla kommit ännu…så mycket för tidshållningen i Kina.

Sakta men säkert började folk trilla in.

En Hash run går ut på att man letar och följer tecken i skogen/naturen. En punkt/blobb betyder att man kanske är på rätt väg. En cirkel betyder att man ska leta rätt på vilken väg som är rätt. Ett kryss betyder att du är på fel väg. Ett h med en pil är ”this way”. Bokstäverna BS var kort och gott Beer Stop. Lätt va?

Starten går! Kan nämnas att Laurie var av kategorin, skränig engelsman. Bara att ryckas med! I Hash skriker alla ON-ON när man är på rätt väg… många skrik blev det….

Direkt efter start hamnar vi i bushen…här blir spännande…

Vi klättrade ner, bara för att klättra upp igen

Vi nordbor som var med första gången på detta började snart snacka… vad är detta? Vad har vi gett oss in på? Är de seriösa? …

Efter en dryg timmes vandring var det dags för BS…äntligen. Kan sägas att vi hade 33-34 grader varmt, årets klart varmaste dag.

Del två av vandringen skulle vara ca en timme till…puh! Bara att bita ihop.

Vi börjar inse att detta kommer att hålla på till 20-21… hmm vi behöver en escape plan, och det kvickt. På en Hash ska det sjungas och stå i cirklar, inget vi känner för…

Snabbt drog vi oss undan och tog en didi till Axis 🤪👍😇🤣

Huvva…

Detta gjorde vi istället…

Tydligen söker de nu folk till att vara med och arrangera…tro vi med säkerhet kan säga NO-NO på den…

A nice evening at Vancouver Grill in Fairmont

Went in the morning to Danyang to buy glasses. In this city, most of the world’s glasses are manufactured. The price is a little difference campares with at home. A pair of progressive glasses for 450 RMB instead of 7000 RMB (approx 10000 SEK).

Madde is making a deal while Nina and Andreas are checking glasses
Happy buyers!

Krister and I bought two glasses and paid 600 yuan for this. I hope they will be good for that price. After that we went home and headed out for dinner at Vancouver Grill at Fairmont.

Our favorite restaurant!

We were there together with Madeleine and Andreas

Happy eaters!

Ordered Parma Ham and mozzarella as appetizer and grilled steak with asparagus for main course.

Some of us had marvelous scallop as appetizer
Andreas selects the knife he wants for cutting the steak
Salt and mustard is always served to the steaks

Order the sufflé for dessert.

Everyone felt pleased after the really good dinner

We finished the evening with a visit to Nanjing Eye. Unfortunately (which we should have known…) all lights are closed at 10pm, and we got there 5 past… bummer…

The Nanjing Eye and Jumeirah
Krister is waiting for our car which he easily ordered with his phone