Photographs from day 3 of my China trip in 2014.

These photos were all taken on day 3 of my escorted tour of China in 2014. I visited the Great Wall of China in the morning & visited the Beijing Hutongs in the afternoon.

Hutong home
Hutong home

This photo shows a home we visited in the Beijing Hutongs. It consisted of many rooms built around a central courtyard.

Wedding Suite
Wedding Suite

This room in this home is rented out to newlyweds who want to spend their honeymoon in an authentic home in the Beijing hutongs.

Hutongs
Hutongs

Me, Alan Morris, in the Beijing Hutongs.

Beijing Gunners
Beijing Gunners

When walking around the Beijing hutongs I walked around a corner & bumped into this fellow Gooner. He couldn't speak English & I couldn't speak Chinese but somehow we made an instant friendship. 

Rental boat
Rental boat

A rental boat on the canal in downtown Beijing, close to the hutongs area.

Rental boats
Rental boats

Rental boats moored up along a canal in downtown Beijing.

Bicycle carriage
Bicycle carriage

These bicycle pulled carriages are used as taxis or for showing tourists around downtown Beijing, especially around the hutongs area.

Boat ride
Boat ride

Tourists hire boats to tour around the canal in downtown Beijing.

Carriage ride
Carriage ride

Mike & I, Alan Morris, in the bicycle pulled carriage touring the Beijing hutongs.

Chicken
Chicken

Our bicycle drawn carriages play chicken with a car in the Beijing hutongs.

Mirror effect.
Mirror effect.

The mirror effect of the windows on this downtown Beijing building shows the buildings opposite in reflection.

Downtown Beijing.
Downtown Beijing.

The traffic in downtown Beijing is crazy, I am glad I didn't have to drive there.

Merging traffic.
Merging traffic.

Traffic merging onto a roundabout in Beijing.

Rush hour.
Rush hour.

The Beijing traffic during rush hour. The traffic is crazy in Beijing but it does seem to keep moving.

Car Park
Car Park

Underground car park in downtown Beijing is surrounded by glass-covered tower blocks reflecting everything around them.

Mel & Tracy
Mel & Tracy

Mel & Tracy on a bicycle drawn carriage in the Beijing Hutongs.

Beijing Hutongs
Beijing Hutongs

Three Chinese ladies walking through the Beijing Hutongs as we are taking a bicycle drawn carriage ride through the area.

Motorbike carriage.
Motorbike carriage.

Surely using a motorbike to pull one of these carriages is cheating, it's just not on old chap.

 
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