Roses line the streets for kilometers. The trees planted in the rush of ’08 preparations have had a year to root and are now growing skyward and blooming with pride and determination. Thousands more shrubs, hedges, and potted plants adorn walkways, entrances, sidewalks and park areas throughout the city. So my question is:
What the hell happened to Beijing? It is so beautiful.
Really, in my opinion, the greening of the city that the taxpayers undoubtedly spent billions on is really paying off, not only in aesthetic value but also for the improved quality of air and the increasing number of “blue sky” days.
I notice the trees and plants because I come from a city in the US that is known for its beautiful trees and plants. People in Atlanta spend lots of time and money landscaping their homes and public areas–and for good reason.
It’s just makes home that much prettier.