Beijing on a hot hot day in mid-August is filled with street life. Beijing life happens on the street, talking, cooking, eating, shopping, card-playing, napping. I’ve seen lots of babies and children giggling and playing with their adults, lots of people walking their dogs. Old people stare at us and smile when I say ” Nihao”.
Most of the crowds of tourists are Chinese tourists, with a sprinkling of Europeans .
Yesterday evening we took a long walk and enjoyed watching all the people out on the street.
I’m struck by how happy and hardworking and upbeat Beijingers seem to be.
They are proud of their city.
I admire how is nothing is wasted, much is re-used, re-cycled and re-purposed.
Beijingers are cleaning and working everywhere.
Here’s a photo I took yesterday of a favorite shop window, a tailor shop next door to our hotel.