Chengdu, Early January 2017

New year, new camera.

I took a stroll around the block for some of the pictures of Chengdu’s alleyways. Other pictures are from a lovely Sunday trip through the Wang Jiang Lou, a park hosting a plethora of bamboo species, common, exotic, and rare.

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Chengdu has a similar color palette to Taipei: the greenery of leaves against the flat shades of grey cement. 
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A neighborhood game of mahjong. 
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A back alley barber shop. 
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The winding back alleys of the city provide Chengdu with some air of romantic mystery.
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Graffiti isn’t a common sighting; this radical splash hasn’t been painted over yet, and offers a welcome deviance from governmental order and control. 
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Trees are painted white help reflect sunlight and prevent the bark from splitting due to temperature change. 
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The bamboo groves house different public areas for exercise, tai chi, or if you look closely: chef’s phone call breaks during lunch. 
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This lady maintains a serious face as she dances along with the community Chinese orchestra concert greeting the new year. 
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