Chasing Pavements

This post is about “Narrow”, Sylvan’s Landry’s Week 23 Photo Challenge.  

Narrow Street View from Beijing
Narrow Street View from Beijing

I had the opportunity of visiting Beijing in October and discovered the charm of this new old city in this old part of the town.

Narrow Street View from Beijing
Narrow Street View from Beijing

This classic part of the city still captures the charm of its old traditional architecture facade and looks in its building.  It is likely endured years of harsh weather elements, but still stand proudly in the midst of this fast growing city.

These streets are narrow and likely designed originally for horse carriages to pass through these stoned paved roads.  Is it functional for today’s transportation standards?  I am not 100% sure but am simply glad that this city decides to keep its history, its traditional feels and looks, and most importantly, its integrity.

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