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The Lantern in the Streets of Old China | by Stuck in Customs
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The Lantern in the Streets of Old China

My time in China was winding down, and I took a flight back to Beijing for a few more days of exploration. There is so much to see in the old city that my month there was still not enough! And on one of these final nights, I decided to visit this very old section of the city. It's very well maintained with bright, fresh red paint, restored ancient lanterns, ornate windows, and the like. And inside many of the ornate windows are all sorts of antiques and old Chinese curios. I went into several, and now I am kicking myself for not buying more stuff. They had a bunch of bundles of old Chinese photos. I can't figure out why I didn't buy them... I think, now, that I was just overwhelmed by all the stuff that was inside. But next time when I go back, I'll get a few bundles and bring them home to hand out at some event! That seems like a good idea.


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Taken on October 12, 2010