Hutongs 2 – Shopping and Glamour

A charmingly western street aimed at tourists both western and Chinese, and nothing like a neighbourhood street elsewhere in Beijing.

A charmingly western street aimed at tourists both western and Chinese, and nothing like a neighbourhood street elsewhere in Beijing.

While we waited for our appointment to see the inside of a siheyuan (traditional courtyard residence) we were turned loose in a commercial area around the canal.   I rather wish I had gone into the store whose windows are pictured below to find some curio to take home as a souvenir.

Hutong 3-2471 Hutong 3-2472

A bit of street theatre was enacted as a photographer, accompanied by assistants holding reflectors and gear or fussing with dress and hair, tried to capture this bored looking couple.

Hutong 3-2474

Hutong 3-2475

Next post: Rickshaws and canals

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s