Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Views from BJ, Aug. 13-14

The bloggers here in Beijing are saying: welcome, my old friend, "shmog."
See for yourself in this right-hand photo taken Wednesday -- same time, same place as the other days I'm recording.
And, it's worse Thursday morning. See photo on the left. But believe it or not, it's better than usual.
Some residents say too that Beijing is normally hazy in the summer, when the humidity is high and the winds don't blow the bad air away from the city. I've been here in the fall and enjoyed one blue sky day after another. But not this time.