China – Beijing, a walk back in History (8)

My last stopped in Beijing trip was to Tianjin. Tianjin is a metropolis in northern China and one of the five national central cities of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It is governed as one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of the PRC, and is thus under direct administration of the central government.

Its name means ‘the place where the emperor crossed the river’ and it is the fourth largest in China, after Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou.

After lunch, we stopped at the Tianjin’s Shenyang Road Antique Market. With more than 400 merchants peddling their often fake but handsome wares, Shenyang Dao is the perfect place to pick up tasteful decorative items such as ceramics, furniture, clocks, watches, calligraphy materials, and handicrafts molded out of precious metals. For me, capturing the building and see the people there in action was my main goal.

Colourful old style shops.

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This merchant making decoration out of sweet candy.

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..this one, he was making dragons out from strings.

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Nice old bicycle on the walkway.

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Another shot.

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This shop was selling all the Chinese swords and daggers

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This alley filled with the small time merchants trying to sell their items and antiques.

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A shot of a row of motorbikes.

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My last shot in Tianjin….

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Hope you enjoyed a brief walk back in history of Beijing, China.