...because today we visited an ancient observatory. we also visited a former military watch tower that is now a beautiful art gallery!
the red interior of the gallery was a welcome break from the extreme grey that we've been living with for the past few days. Last Sunday and Monday here brought some of the most clear blue skies we'd seen since we'd arrived....and then by Wednesday, it was a whole new story. The smog levels had gone way up. Smog is measured on a scale of 1 to 500....and by Thursday we got up to 452....oh yeah, and it stinks. My novelty mask/bandana isn't going to cut it. We've ordered new ones...hoping they arrive soon.
anyway, enough of that...hopefully it will clear up sooner than later...meanwhile, some photos below from our sightseeing trips today: