Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week she’s challenging us to share black and white photos of things related to music. I’ve shared some string instruments I saw at a market in Urumqi, in western China.
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Southwest of Tiananmen Square (nearest subway station – Hepingmen) is a traditional neighborhood, much of which has been restored. There you’ll find a block or two dedicated to selling traditional instruments. If you’re lucky, you’ll hear some musicians playing.
At the National China Museum of Art
I have seen a man playing the violin in southwest Beijing. Love street musicians.
This guy looks rather serious, even grumpy.
The Chinese National Museum holds hundreds of gifts given by various dignitaries. This instrument came from the Russian Foreign Minister.
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On the outside are two pipas and the two in the middle are called ruans. Ruans were first invented around 200 BC.