Saturday, February 14, 2009
Port Arthur in the Snow
As I'm in Dalian (Dairen, Dalny as you prefer) I thought I might be able to squeeze in a quick trip to Lushun, the old Port Arthur. It's a nice winding drive from Dalian and a pleasant spot on the coast and still a major Chinese navy base...but as the temperatures here are sub-zero I decided it wasn't worth the frostbite. It's a spring/summer trip in all honesty.
Anyway, as it briefly snowed here in Dalian last night I thought an old shot of Port Arthur in the snow seemed appropriate for today's post. So here it is and probably taken in the early 1930s sometime though I can't be absolutely sure.