With depressing amounts of smog continually hanging over northern China this winter season, officials in Shenyang appear to be looking to turn back the clock, livening things back up with some fake autumnal foliage.
Yesterday, workers were spotted across the downtown area tying on plastic leaves to once bare trees as part of a citywide winter beautification effort.
This actually isn’t the first time that Shenyang officials have tried this tactic to add some color to their city, in November 2013 Shenyang made headlines by decorating the city’s trees with green leaves for a very early Spring that managed only to confuse residents. They may have to go to more extreme measures this time, we’re talking adjusting calendars and coming up with some fresh pumpkins.
Apart from manufacturing seasonal scenery, the ancient city of Shenyang is also known for its rather direct methods of promotion, suffocating smog, exhilarating orange wars and as the home of the world’s best taxi driver.
Plan a trip to see them now before they degrade in the air and are gone!
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