We passed through Chóngqìng for a few days last week on the way to a friend’s wedding in Fúlíng, and enjoyed the experience. When I get some time I will finish a Note I started writing while we were there, as Chóngqìng is quite a city and worth spending a bit of time dwelling on. I will also add a separate Note with photographs that I took of the Dàzú Rock Carvings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site hidden in the hills west of Chóngqìng, as it is a spot I am very glad we ended up making it out to (specifically Mount Baoding and the work by monk Zhao Zhifeng). First, however, I will include a few pictures that I took one unexpectedly beautiful evening (Chóngqìng style) from up on the Huáng Huá Yuán Bridge: looking first west along the Jīalíng River, and then east towards Cháotiānmén – the point where the Jīalíng River meets the Yángzǐ River (Cháng Jiāng). With all that I have heard about Chóngqìng (heat, humidity, migration, pollution etc) I can’t believe evenings like this come around too often, but whether they do or not I certainly felt lucky to be up on the bridge that night watching a pretty special sunset over a quite incredible city.