The atmospheric old alleyways of Beijing are not easy to capture. And they don't always stand up well to restoration either. But every now and again you find one that is just right. And then you have to feel like breaking the diegesis and taking photos. Sometimes its the small details that capture the feel the best.
So, now by both calendars, Chinese and Western, winter is over. One down, one more to go for me, two more for K - well that's the current plan. With my Chinese improving we are planning to do a bit of looking around later in the year which will be great. In the meantime, some final photos of the last days of a record cold winter in Beijing.
Final few days of skating before the thaw I suspect