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Smoky Days

By Artborghi @artborghi

Smoke and steam are part of daily life in Harbin. The poorest parts of the city are coal-heated. The sulfur, brown-coal smell permeates suburbs and clothes in windless mornings. Moving to the city center, high chimneys from centralized heating stations paint the sky with clouds. Along the street, boiling pots with sweet potatoes and food booths provide their share of steam for the day.

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A ride through the coal-heated neighborhoods: one chimney one family

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Steamed sweet potato , most popular street food in Harbin

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Modern heating for modern neighborhoods

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What’s boiling there?

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An almost cloudless sky above the city canal

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Smoky truck on the frozen highway

This post is part of the reportage Detour to China. Click each picture to enlarge.


Filed under: street photography, Travel photography Tagged: artborghi china, artborghi detour to china, artborghi harbin, china in winter pictures, coal smoke harbin, harbin photo reportage, harbin street photography, nort east china pictures
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