It's remarkable how close you can get to the barges plying the north-south route on the old Grand Canal, here near the historic Hanshan Temple, which straddles a cement loading facility. It was mesmerizing to see all this industrial activity at such close quarters. Note, too, the smog. I had actually gotten used to it by then; it took a new viewing of this video to realize how bad it actually was. Taken on Nov 23 2013.