Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, September 24 – Today is one year since we moved to Songshan Lake, so I thought I’d show some pictures of the Songshan Lake Fountain. The fountain is located across the lake from us at the Songshan Lake Square. It has certain times for shows, varying in different seasons. They play music in both English and Chinese; the song I hear played most often is called “Take Me to Your Heart” by Michael Learns to Rock, a Danish artist. You can hear the music and watch the fountain from the other side of the lake at the square, or as you walk along the side of the lake we live on. After dark, they turn pink and purple lights on the fountain also. Top left and lower right pictures are from the square close to the fountain, lower left is tonight’s sunset with the fountain on the right, and upper right picture is the fountain with lights. Songshan Lake, Music
Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, May 8 – Chinese cities, although very crowded, seem to always have parks within fairly easy reach of most areas. Many people use the parks for socializing and relaxation. There are quite a variety of activities that go on in these parks and music is a regular one. Sometimes one person is playing, sometimes a group, and sometimes they are singing. Today, we saw this man playing the erhu, a traditional 2 stringed Chinese instrument, and quite a few people sitting around listening. www.myownchinesebrocade.com
Life in China: A Picture a Day 2016, Feb 2 -Some things in China really aren’t that different from home. This was a musician I saw performing today, and I thought that he could have been doing the same thing in the USA and fit right in. He sounded pretty good, but I’m not sure what he was singing about since it was in Chinese (Ok…maybe a little different than the USA!). He was next to a bus stop near our shopping plaza, an area that probably gets the largest amount of people here. Guitar case open to collect money, probably trying to raise some extra cash for Spring Festival, so I threw the six 1yuan notes I had in.