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Liuzhou Pictures

Here is a selection of more unusual Liuzhou pictures - mainly historical.

I apologise for the quality of some pictures, but many are scanned from old newspapers.

Liuzhou Slide Show

Liuzhou Cityscapes 1934-2008

Liuzhou Xilai Temple

Old Liuzhou Pictures

Japanese Occupation of Liuzhou

Liuzhou Flood Pictures

My Liuzhou Picture Gallery

As ever, contributions (of any description) are welcome!

 

Tang Dynasty Map

I know next to nothing about this map of Liuzhou other than that it shows the city during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D)

Liuzhou - Aerial Photo

Aerial Liuzhou

 

 

French Celebrate National Day

I came across these two pictures showing a French National Day banquet held in Liuzhou for the French Consul in 1900. It was apparently the last such banquet to be held here. Can't say I'm surprised!

I don't see the Luosifen!

The French Consul overdoes the Baijiu and dresses up!

 

2000 Bus Accident

On the 7th of July 2000, 78 passengers and the female driver were killed when a number 6 bus veered off Hudong ( No. 3) Bridge and fell 27 metres into the river. The precise cause of the accident remains controversial, but the official version is that the bus was attempting to avoid some debris left behind by workers repairing the road surface. Indeed a number of road workers were subsequently imprisoned. The families of the victims have never accepted this verdict and still hold regular protests at  the spot where the accident occurred. Many of the victims were students of Guangxi Engineering College returning to the school after spending the evening celebrating the end of term. The bus company have never paid compensation.

The accident became known as the 7-8 incident, as 78 died on July 8th (7/8 Chinese style). Not actually correct. The accident took place at 10:30 p.m. on the 7th, but most people didn't hear about it until the next day. The incident was reported internationally (My parents called from England to make sure I wasn't on the bus!) Reports in the west blamed flooding but, although it was raining, the river was actually at an all time low. 

The pictures show rescue attempts. No-one survived. 

The salvaged bus

 

Liuzhou Slide Show

Liuzhou Cityscapes 1934-2008

Liuzhou Xilai Temple

Old Liuzhou Pictures

Japanese Occupation of Liuzhou

Liuzhou Flood Pictures

My Liuzhou Picture Gallery

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