After finishing up our marriage paperwork, we spent nearly the rest of our stay in Wuhan out in its famously oppressive summer heat. Along with Nanjing and Chongqing, Wuhan is known as one of the “Three Furnaces” of China, and it’s a reputation that is well deserved.
Wicked Witch of the East? No, just a Wuhan parking attendant, which, for the record, has to be one of the worst summer jobs in Wuhan. No matter how you dress you are fighting a losing battle.
It is common for women (and even some men) to use umbrellas to shield themselves from the sun. Here Tian and her friend Wang Jing share one.
We made a stop by Tian's college dorm (the yellow building), which will soon be demolished. Not a moment too soon, according to Tian. She said it still looks as run down as when she lived there.