Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

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Here is the first weekly photo challenge for 2012. I was slightly worried that it wouldn’t be continued, since there’s no longer a postaday/week 2011. These are not inspirational photos to launch you into the new year, instead the photos remind you to be cautious before you launch yourself into traffic. I took the photos while in Beijing and Shenyang. I honestly don’t think anyone followed traffic laws. I found myself closing my eyes at times.

People really know how to get around in a bike.

Add some wet snow and the traffic is even more fun.

I took this photo standing on a walkway bridge and saw a few accidents or close calls.

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49 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

    dadirri7 said:
    January 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    this is fun, well … scarey fun, and a great interpretation!

      Caroline responded:
      January 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      Yes, it got scary at times. I like seat belts. Thanks for your comment.

    thiskidreviewsbooks said:
    January 6, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    YIKES!

      Caroline responded:
      January 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      Oh that was exactly my feeling! I was often happy to get to my destination. Thanks for your comment.

    Brenda Spiller said:
    January 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    wow, and I think being a passenger when my dad drives is a serious health risk, this is way worse!

      Caroline responded:
      January 8, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Oh, I always hoped that they knew what they were doing. Thanks for your comment.

    Angeline M said:
    January 6, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Incredible! Hope you weren’t driving when you closed your eyes :)

      Caroline responded:
      January 7, 2012 at 10:45 am

      Oh, I didn’t drive at all during my travels in China.

    jakesprinter said:
    January 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I love your entry for this week theme Caroline :)

      Caroline responded:
      January 7, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Thanks Jake :) Thanks for stopping by.

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    frizztext said:
    January 6, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    to launch into the traffic or not to launch, that seems the question here :-)

      Caroline responded:
      January 7, 2012 at 10:53 am

      Oh very true, I had to trust myself getting into taxis. Thanks for your comment.

    the island traveler said:
    January 7, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Images that reminds me of how it was driving around the Philippines. No seat belts, no traffic lights, anything goes. And yes, you have to brace yourself before launching to a street of craziness. But I guess we all adapt. I’ve seen more accidents in the U.S. freeway than on the streets of no rules. Exciting and thrilling post! Have a great weekend….

      Caroline responded:
      January 7, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Perhaps those individuals are more prepared for disaster, since anything can happen and it often seems crazy. In the U.S., people are more concerned about talking on cell phones. Oh well. Thanks for your comment!

    mellifluousmurmurs said:
    January 7, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Nice interpretation..enjoyed it :)

      Caroline responded:
      January 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

      Thanks for your comment & have a great day! :)

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    Laura Leigh Goyer said:
    January 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Wow – this might actually be worse than the traffic circle at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Great post!

      Caroline responded:
      January 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      I’m not sure, I’ve been there too and that looked bad as well. I’m not sure pedestrians have the right of way. Thanks for your comment.

    Northern Narratives said:
    January 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Great idea for launch.

      Caroline responded:
      January 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you! :)

    aRVee said:
    January 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Caroline, thanks for dropping by at my site. :)

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    January 7, 2012 at 9:16 pm

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      Caroline responded:
      January 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Let me look into your blog and book. Thanks for stopping by.

    Sunshine said:
    January 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    After your accident photo, I’m glad not to launch into driving on that road…
    great entry!

      Caroline responded:
      January 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Luckily, I wasn’t in any accidents but this seemed normal driving to everyone. Thanks for your comment.

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    Amar Naik said:
    January 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    nice interpretation

      Caroline responded:
      January 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks I’m glad you enjoy it.

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    thirdhandart said:
    January 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Looks very scary. Great entry!

    pix & kardz said:
    January 9, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    oh wow, incredible traffic!
    thanks for sharing

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    Maggie L R said:
    January 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I think I am dizzy from the thought of travelling on those roads… wow..

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    Sony Fugaban said:
    January 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Love the last photo.

    shoma abhyankar said:
    January 13, 2012 at 2:00 am

    that is a very different take on the topic……look before you leap(launch) …nice idea. thanks for liking my post too.

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