I went for a stroll last weekend, down the quieter side of the Shichahai lakes – not an area I’d explored until I moved to Jishuitan. And what a discovery! It’s an area teeming with life and activity – not the Houhai tourists and bar-hoppers, but the true Beijing working class living life in the open.
And look what I saw! Very interesting. This is in a public exercise park; the ‘bricks’ this guy is stepping on and around are metal discs, embedded in the concrete.