Sunday, July 11, 2010

Photographed in a hutong in Beijing

Close-up of rose bloom © Evelyn Howard 2010

Hutong is a description for small narrow streets with traditional houses in Beijing. While holidaying in Beijing, I spent my first week in a guesthouse in a hutong, and it was fantastic to walk around with a camera. I spotted this lovely rose which I thought is a contrast to its surroundings.

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Here are a few more photos (which has nothing to do with flowers or gardening); hopefully they give a sense of what a hutong is like…

Hutong shopfront © Evelyn Howard 2010

At the front of this provision shop, brooms, mops and all sorts of household items are displayed for sale.

Hutong foodstalls © Evelyn Howard 2010

Stalls selling all sorts of traditional food.

Breakfast in hutong © Evelyn Howard 2010

We had breakfast here some mornings. They serve lovely dumplings. On one morning, I spotted this group sitting at our favourite table. Notice the old man on the right, all dressed up from head to toe in traditional Chinese costume!

Thank you for looking at my non-gardening related photos :).

Have a fantastic week.

13 comments:

Siromade said...

Very pretty flower, it's all red backround, like the sidewalk vendor thats sell barbeque..and the variety shop a bit similar to Phils.

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Julie said...

you silly...i am interested in all your photos...especially of your travels! they are beautiful. the rose is such a gorgeous color! the man in chinese costume just adds so much to the photo of some place most Americans can only dream of catching a glipse of! thanks for sharing!

SandyCarlson said...

The streets and the flower are gorgeous. I love the reds. So lively, so strong.

eileeninmd said...

Evelyn, lovely photos from Beijing. The rose is simply beautiful!

Manang Kim said...

I love to see these kind of pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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EG Wow said...

I very much like the shade of red of the flower!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Hey it's your blog you can share anything you want. I love gardening but I like other stuff too. Thank you for sharing these great shots of Beijing. Looks like a place I would have liked to have breakfast too!

JJ said...

Enjoyed my visit here today and got totaally sidetracked by your Art. simply wonderful. As I enjoy painting and drawing on my computer it was very interesting.

Regina said...

The rose is so pretty.
Greater photos of your travel Ev.
Have a wonderful week.

ladyfi said...

Love the hutong pictures, especially that man in traditional costume.

Melanie said...

your photos are great Evelyn. China is on my list of places to visit.

Ann said...

did they like tourist go to the back streets?

rhondacarrier said...

Thanks. I love the Beijing photos. When I was there last year, the smog was so bad that I didn't take any photos of the city. I'm glad you had some clear days.

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