Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

The theme from WordPress this week is culture.

As promised here is some more pictures from Beijing from our recent trip. These were taken at the park at the Temple of Heaven. Many Chinese people get out and gather in parks or in the central courtyards of building complexes; young and old… older ladies can be seen line dancing, younger children run, play and ride bikes. It is one thing I notice about our culture vs the Chinese culture. We stay isolated in our houses watching TV while each evening music, laughter and voices float up to our building as many members of our compound gather and meet in the central courtyard. Enjoy the following pictures from Beijing of Chinese culture with games, conversation and fun…

Be sure to check out my post from earlier today with more pictures from the Temple of Heaven and local culture.

Stay tuned…

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15 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

  1. Freda Goulet

    I think multi generations of family have always been more important in Chinese culture than in ours…possibly why you see families gathering and interacting more often there. We gather for special occasions…the Chinese seem to do it on a daily basis….interesting observation, Diana.

    • It is like each night everyone comes out to gather and be with family, friends and neighbours. No wonder they are so fit!
      However, it may be different now with the new generations as I see them plugged in to ipads, phones etc. I am told there is so much school work after kindergarten and they are very competitive which leaves less time for friendships and more focus on studies.

  2. You have to salute the older people for getting out and staying active!

    • Yes they are ALWAYS out. As I said I notice people are always out of their houses and not plunked in front of a TV, Every morning I hear the music as I leave (about 7AM) and they are doing taichi or something similar or sometimes fan dancing. Each night it is a line type dance or hand clap walking. There is gym style equipment in every compound… but that is another post 😉

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    • Awww thanks so much for the kind words and ping back 🙂 I am flattered that you took the time to give me a shout out.
      PS We are a husband and wife team, but I (the wife) do much of the writing, as we often do much of the talking 😉

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