Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas in Beijing II

Christmas tree display on Wangfujng street in Beijing

I went out to take a few pictures on Wangfujing street this evening. There were a lot of decorations here, also.

One thing that jumps out at me on this picture is that watches must be big business. I count 3 billboards in this picture.

Christmas display on Wangfujng street in Beijing

I've got to say that the budget seems to be a little lower than at Oriental Plaza.

For reference, here is a link to the post the other day.  Christmas in Beijing
Christmas lights and shoppers on Wangfujng street in Beijing

The crowds were definitely down from what you usually see. Maybe the 18 deg F temperature had something to do with it.

I used a tripod for these pictures to try and get them as sharp as possible.
Wangfujing snack street on a cold evening in December

Here is a shot of Snack Street. Apparently, indoor restaurants draw away customers as the temperature drops.

For reference, here is a link to what it looked like a couple of months ago. Scroll down a few pictures after clicking the link.  Snack Street
Christmas tree display the lobby of Tower Apartments at Oriental Plaza, Millennium Block, in Beijing

Here is a shot of the decorations in the lobby of our apartment complex.

The integration of Christmas into Chinese culture isn't 100%. I went out to find wrapping paper for Margot's gift today and couldn't find any. I'm not sure where to find it. I'll try googling it.

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