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China Carnival #7: Old Beijing, Modern Beijing

Oct 19, 2009

Forbidden City | by {link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/caotieou/2821167667/}*Autorun*{/link}

Welcome to the October 19, 2009 edition of China Carnival. Although we have only two posts today, they are both about Beijing: Zhu shared some of her pictures about “Old Beijing”; Lovelyn told a story about her husband’s “Monkey: A Modern Beijing Opera”. Please enjoy!

Zhu presents Old Beijing posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “Cars are plentiful but people still bike everywhere, older people hang out in traditional parks and not around the Bird Nest, calligraphy is still an art that is practice in the street and many traditions are still followed. This is also Beijing.”


Bird's Nest by {link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasyung_cn/3972113858/}Thomas Yung{/link}

by Thomas Yung

Lovelyn presents Martial Arts Master posted at Nebulous Mooch, saying, “My husband has been playing for this show called “Monkey: A Modern Beijing Opera.” It features two violinists, smoke machines and space age outfits. Last week, I finally got to see this mysterious production. I had no idea what it would be like because when my husband practices it, he listens to the music through the headphones.”

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  1. October 20th, 2009 at 18:17 | #1

    Once again, thank you for featuring one of my story!

    The picture of the Bird Nest above is amazing…!

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