First, a few street scenes from the ride to the museum:
The large monument at the entrance of the 9-18 Museum:
Even though the actual incident was relatively minor, the museum provided an interesting glimpse into the Northeastern Chinese viewpoint on their history with Japan. Or perhaps I should say the Northeastern Chinese ^government^ viewpoint.
Of course, the final sign reiterates the main message that the museum is trying to convey. It was all a little over-the-top, which is a shame. Focusing on the real atrocities is difficult when every other sign is reminding visitors to always be on guard against the Japanese.
On the way home, I passed by the semi-famous coin shaped building, one of Shenyang's many attractions. No one has any idea what's inside it, however.
An abandoned building on the north side of town: