In the middle of December I visited Benxi, a town about an hour outside of Shenyang, for a fraud site visit. The owner of a wood flooring factory had applied for a visa to open a branch office in the U.S., so I had to visit the factory to make sure that there was no fraud in his application. Everything checked out, and I got to tour around the factory.
It was no more than ten degrees fahrenheit in the unheated warehouse and I had worn ballet flats. Bad life decision.
Here's a picture of a random street in Shenyang on Christmas day. I was on my way to church (the only Catholic church in the city), and it was snowing on and off.
A picture of the incongruous cathedral:
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