This year Valentine's Day and the Chinese New Year fell on the same day. For China this is the year of the tiger. A good occasion to show some more of where we were when visiting our son.
In every city the old and the new is next to each other. This is a beautiful old bridge in Beijing, the capitol, and just a stone throw away is a new bridge of brick. The middle part of this bridge looks the oldest, with the parts oneach side added later.
One thing is for sure, traffic is horrid, since it includes many bikes, mopeds, and scooters, and even moped-taxi's!.The ones who own a car are well-to-do. Maybe you've heard of the joke that there are only two traffic rules here. One is to stop for a red light. Two is to wait for the police to come when involved in an accident.
In the old days, entertainment for the royal family of China was happening in their tea house in the gardens ( the Forbidden City, Beijing).
Now it's a cinema downtown (Nanchang, 12 hours West from Shanghai). Nightlife is still going strong at midnight when I took the pic. Taken from the 11th floor where we were staying in an apartment.
This is a feature of the grand history, an intricate and detailed ceiling of a dome of one of the buildings of the Great Wall
Nowadays this is how many small businesses in China operate. Their garage is their store, and they live above it, in the same building. These are the fancy and nice stores in a good neighborhood! The most modern stores were in Shen-shen, across from Hong Kong. Their prices were "modern" too!