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Wuxi Studios, ferris wheel and Flower Planet

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After lunch on Thursday, I headed to Wuxi to check out some of the locations on my tourist card. My students helped me make my hostel booking, so I had a place to stay for three nights.
There was a super cute dog there, who played fetch with this rock. He would try to give it to everyone to throw for him. I gave him some of my snacks, and he had the same horrible problem as Melo. The pieces were just too big for his mouth, I had to break them up small enough for him so he could eat it.
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I left early in the morning because I thought that "Wuxi Studios" would have more to do than just a few photo ops with green screens, and some old studio props from famous Chinese TV shows. There was a green screen Titanic boat. I couldn't figure out how to do it haha.
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Free Willy themed mall. Except with a girl and her dad?
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Terrified Charlie Chaplin...
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Old railroad station
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Old fake cars
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Very budget studio props
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Impressive looking imperial palace (from far away)
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Map, explanation
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From the entrance, it looked completely deserted! And it was.
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Then I had a lot of time for the rest of the day so I rode the ferris wheel, for views of Tai Lake. It was 115 metres high. I forgot to take a photo from the ground, just believe me, it was scary.
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Then I spent the rest of the afternoon at "Flower Planet" taking photos of flowers for my mom, with lots of ideas for her garden! Hahaha.

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There were amazing sculptures made out of hay and sisal.
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Annoying people sitting on the sides of their seats in the aisle. Why???
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Just some random rice noodle soup for dinner.
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Breakfast in the courtyard
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Lots of flowers for my mom!
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Creepy animal statues
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On top of the hill in the park you could see the garden all around.
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A little train for kids, but there were no kids on a Friday afternoon so I didn't see it working.
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Bright pink sand pit!
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Hobbiton
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I carry around old popcorn just for feeding random animals I find on my jaunts. I have two more bags at home, but this horse ate one of them!
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Map
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Found this alley where I had my dinner and some cheap 2.5% beer
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Posted by baixing 08:46 Archived in China

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So many beautiful gardens. What a nice view from the top of the ferris wheel. What is with the giant Charlie Chaplain?

Look at all those straw dogs/cats/etc. You know what happens to straw dogs!

by Tom McDowell

What a cute little dog!

by Tom McDowell

No, I don't know what happens to straw dogs???

by baixing

They are discarded and reunited with the Tao!

by Tom McDowell

I loved the stag and the lizard made with pieces of tree and twigs. Hmmm...if only I could make those. I have so many dead trees:)

by Marian Brown

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