Waste not, want not…

If there’s one thing Chinese are loathe to waste, it’s land. This is not an uncommon sight in Qingdao:
Construction gardens 1
City blocks where building hasn’t started yet are often not left fallow.
Construction gardens 2
Of course, it wasn’t too long ago that these city blocks were villages.
Construction gardens 3
I took these with an iPhone 4 from the 17th floor of a friend’s apartment building.

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  1. On the Nankai campus, behind the Foreign Languages building, next to the coal storage was a 1 meter wide, 10 meter long strip of onions and carrots – every year.

    It seemed to be planted and tended by the guard there.

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