The following photo’s were taken in Xitang, China, a canal water town located in Zhejiang Province. It was horrific timing to be going anywhere in the area as Friday, May 2nd, was a National Holiday and part of Labor Day Holiday. I seriously didn’t know this day was a holiday. Everywhere we went the crowds were a mad crush. Shoulder to shoulder, hip to hip, I could feel the child behind me breathing on my neck, that’s how close we were to each other. Ha! I felt bad for my poor friends Linda & Frank who really didn’t get to see much as the crowds were just too big, I’m sure you’ll get the idea from the photo’s. More photo’s to come… enjoy!
To be fair, there are signs posted warning you against overcrowding
The first bridge we came to. I didn’t see anyone fall over and the very thought of it is scary.
Just a mad crush of people; but, lot’s of fun to be among the crowd. It’s an experience… ha ha
It didn’t look too hopeful on the other side of the bridge….
You can’t really see her but standing on the stage in front of the rose mural is an opera singer. Beautiful music!
This canoe man is the canal sanitation department, he was scooping up liter from the water.
There is such acceptance here, no one really gives you a second glance for wearing articles of clothing or accessories that we feel belong to the opposite sex.
Of course on occasion I do see someone wearing something that leaves me scratching his head. His poor expression I feel is saying, “wife, why must I wear this.”… adorable!
Heck, it doesn’t matter if you can’t sing, do it anyway! I love going to the KTV club where I can sing my heart out even though I was not gifted with a singing voice, and no one will look at me funny. You know that expression I’m talking about, the one that says, oh dear sit down, you can’t sing! 🙂
On a serious note, this photo was taken inside the temple grounds. The incense and the rituals still fascinate me. I often wonder if they feel that sense of calmness after they worship like I do to my God.