Santa bearing gifts in Beijing at a mall
It’s fitting that December’s theme is gift. Here’s a scroll one of my classes gave me. One of the students, whom the others thought was the best calligrapher made it.
I’m posting this online to get a translation. I’ll update this when I get it. I do believe it’s a positive
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I’m told this sign exhorts people to work hard.
Can’t believe I’ve never been to the Bell Tower, which rang out the hours of the day for Beijingers as far back as the 13th century. I really like the plaza out front and the walk up the street towards the tower.
On the right is a real estate office and on the left a fortune teller. I suppose one can help with the feng shui of the other.
On a walking tour with Jeremiah Jenne from The Hutong, I learned that this is a well known modern theater that has attracted great and budding talent for decades.
24 Hour Neighborhood Mini-Library
September’s theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is: Libraries, whichI got to choose for the group. Libraries can be modern or ancient. There’s all kinds of innovation and I liked this 24 hour auto-library.
If you’re curious about other library photos, check out more at City Daily Photo’s gallery.
Traditional yet Modern
I saw this menage of the modern and traditional at 798 Art Space. It’s a woman who’s got the head of the Monkey King from the legendary tale “Journey to the West.” Not sure what to make of
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Beijing is promoting reading with lots of signs around the city.
This month’s City Daily Photo theme is the Beauty of Simplicity and what could be more beautiful and simple than an ancient cup made of clay?
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A new statue outside the South Cathedral. Ricci was a Jesuit priest, who came to China in the 16th century. He and his fellow Jesuits got in trouble because they tried to learn about and adopt the local culture so well. Rome at the time didn’t like that.