Moving mountains by bike

Snapped from a taxi near Jing’an temple. Not a rare sight here…well, this pile was bigger than usual. Much much bigger.

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I think this trike’s loaded with fish crates.  I’m guessing they’re empty now and she’s on her way to recycle them.  Peggy Liu from JUCCCE told me that China has 1/4th the consumption per capita of the United States, and though that figure includes those millions of Chinese who are still off the power grid, the recycling micro-economy is a free market force for materials conservation.

Taxis were doing some pretty dangerous things to get around the bike. One thing is always true of these junk haulers, they’re never in a hurry.

  • light487

    Yeh.. hehe.. I’ve seen bigger than this.. though I wasn’t in the right mind to catch it with the camera. 🙂 It’s odd to see the first couple of times then it just becomes all part of the charm that is China. 🙂

    • http://www.markenglehartevans.com Markovitch

      well, you can’t see the top, or the back…I guess I failed to capture the scale. Quick draw photos from the backseat of insane taxi drivers sometimes disappoint.

  • light487

    Yeh.. hehe.. I’ve seen bigger than this.. though I wasn’t in the right mind to catch it with the camera. 🙂 It’s odd to see the first couple of times then it just becomes all part of the charm that is China. 🙂

    • http://www.markenglehartevans.com Markovitch

      well, you can’t see the top, or the back…I guess I failed to capture the scale. Quick draw photos from the backseat of insane taxi drivers sometimes disappoint.