The Hutongs

When you are in the Hutongs, you know you are in Beijing. Generally outside the 2nd Ring Road, I would not even call it Beijing any more. It is something else. The haze in Beijing these days, which is a mix of smoke and fog, makes the small alleys even look more anachronistic, sometimes even spooky. My photo exhibition is still on until October 26th and this is my farewell to this place. Beside some business travel to Shanghai, I will be in Beijing handing over my duties to my successor. In the future, should I come to China, it will be unlikely Beijing. So I will use the last few weeks to manifest a lasting nice impression of this city, which has been my home for the last three years.