Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hutong life

Afternoon spent wandering the hutongs, just mum and me. Nice to go slowly and just take in the atmosphere - a latte & ginger tea in a lovely cafe on Mao'er Hutong, a peek inside the courtyard home of Mao Dun (revolutionary writer and the Communist regime's first Minister of Culture), and a late lunch in another nice cafe. We're easing up the pace a bit - not sure if it's for mum's benefit or mine!  
The Apple Store in Sanlitun still has flowers and photographs and iPads with flickering candles propped up against its window in memory of Steve Jobs who died three days ago. Interesting to see how he touched a nerve amongst young Chinese.     

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