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TITLE: LAST DAY IN XI'AN
LOCATION: MUSLIM STREET
MISSION: SEE THE REST
DATE: 2009-07-13

We are leaving for Anhui Province and the Yellow Mountains tomorrow, so today we finished up Xi'an. First we saw the Muslim Quarters, which apparently are getting a major face lift. Then we went south to the shopping district around Xiaozhai (小寨). There they were toiling away at digging tunnels for the metro. With so much construction work going on in the last week or two you have to wonder if they are carrying out some kind of massive "clean up". Wu Yanli (吴艳丽) joined us in the late afternoon to go see the fountain show at the Big Goose Pagoda. It is huge and they do it twice a day I think. I hear all the water has eroded the soil and the pagoda has started to tilt a little. But that is the price you have to pay for running an amazing fountain show, I guess. The area was teeming with people as always. We took a walk around the pagoda to enjoy the commotion and take some pictures. The calligraphy the old people do with water on the stone tiles is really impressive and there were lots of lights and other stuff to photograph too. Good times.

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