Chongqing – Day 24 along the Silk Road by MGBWednesday, 26 April 2017
Day 24 of the 102 day drive from Bangkok to London along the Silk Road by MGB and Day 7 into China brings us to Chongqing. Population 7 million and one of China’s go go cities.
▲ It’s evident in the architecture, like the Qianximen Bridge across the Jialing River, just before the confluence with the Yangtse River. It’s a terrific looking bridge, but it’s only one of what seems like dozens of terrific looking new bridges we’ve crossed in our China drive. So far.
▲ A wonderful juxtaposition, the People’s Liberation Monument, a symbol of Communist China, is today surrounded by every lux European name brand you could think of: Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Cartier, Armani, they’re all here.
▲On busy Cangbai Lu this guy is flying drones out over the traffic (and selling them) and then a delta winged plane which zooms across the road, rockets up above the people on the terrace above the river and performs acrobatics high above them before gliding back low across the traffic to land in his hand