Taiqi, Licun Gongyuan, Qingdao, China

Dancing, taiqi, music, calligraphy and kites are regular features of a stroll through Licun Gongyuan, a fantastic park in north Qingdao, China. Taiqi in Licun Gongyuan, Qingdao
Taiqi in Licun Gongyuan, Qingdao
Taiqi in Licun Gongyuan, Qingdao

Do you feel a draft? In your pants?

Straight outta Licun, Qingdao, some wintertime split-pants:I feel a draft, splitpantsChinese split pants draftWe’ve had fun with split-pants before:

Chinese spirit money in USD, Qingdao, China

Spirit money, for burning to the dead for their use in the Chinese underworld, comes in multiple currencies, including USD.Chinese spirit money in USD.

This is our neighbourhood vegetable market in Qingdao, China.spiritmoney3
These guys set up on the sidewalk temporarily during the Chinese New year holiday season.spiritmoney2

Winter time is mutton time in Qingdao, China

At Licunji, Qingdao’s biggest traditional market, no part of an animal is wasted, and every part is for sale:Sheep parts cart, Qingdaosheet head

At the entrance to our neighbourhood, a vendor extols the virtues of a sheep head to potential customers:Sheep seller, Qingdao, ChinaHe also sells sheep penis:sheep penis