One thing I saw several times in various cities in China was gigantic things being carried by tiny vehicles. Some of them moved really fast and I didn’t get to capture them all through the lens before they were gone! Here’s a selection of some of my favourites that I did snap:
By Chinese standards, these two e-bikes aren’t carrying a whole lot, but the stand-off between them and the oncoming car was absolutely hilarious to watch, neither party would move, they all just kept honking at each other for over ten minutes. I was on my way to a shop and I didn’t find out how it ended as I wanted chocolate, but when I got back, the e-bikes had disappeared and the car was parked further up the road with a shifty looking security guy in black shades standing next to it.
This bloke in Xi’an was taking all of the packaging somewhere. I like to imagine a single duck egg in the middle of it all.
This guy looked like he’d built a campervan on the back of his bike, complete with easy access ladder, but I can’t help thinking it all looks a bit cardboardy, like it’ll collapse in a heavy rainstorm.
This bloke looks like he’s moving house! All he needs is the kitchen sink.
Meanwhile, this chap is having a smoko from taking his rubbish to be recycled.
But the real, baffling question was, with all those metal poles in the back of this e-bike, HOW has it not tipped backwards?