I used to walk through this alley all the time, it's near my old house in Gu Bu Jie. This is another shot from the XIN NIAN HAO - 24 HOURS IN LIUZHOU photo shoot. It was taken just after sunrise on Chinese New Year's Eve. I remember thinking as I entered the alley that it was the quietest I'd ever heard it in China.
A lot of folks have been wondering where I've been and why I haven't been around... I think the best explanation can be found here on my blog. It's too much to leave in this space!