Saturday, May 17, 2008

Beijing Rose Garden

These are pictures from the roses in full bloom at my apartment complex. They line around the fence and it's wonderful to see them opening up. Spring has definitely arrived.

You can see roses all over the city -- but you can't stop and smell them. That's because the city has planted many rose bushes along the ring roads which are basically freeways.

So while they definitely beautify the city, it's a pity not to be able to stop and smell the roses. They definitely have a better aroma than the polluted air.


ks said...

china must be commended for her effort in greening of the environment. on my last visit to beijing i have seen workers sweeping on both shoulders of the highway. also there were planters growing green shrubs and countless young trees planted on both sides. while the roses are not for their flagrant they sure help to alleviate sight pollution.

Airchild said...

Ironic, isn't it? That you cannot stop and smell the roses. They do the same here in HK. Many nice flowers are planted along the highways for decoration only. Seems like most Chinese people have a strange relationship with plants... they are for viewing from a distance!
But at least you have some roses by your apartment complex. They look really pretty.