Golden Reflections on Nanjing
I got up at 5am to hike to Xuanwu Lake Park to shoot the Nanjing skyline with the Zifeng Tower. In addition to getting some great photos, I was treated to an unbelievably fun Chinese experience. There were hundreds of older Chinese out for morning exercise - Qi Gong, walking with radios strapped to their bodies, singing, "painting" Chinese characters on the sidewalk in water, and many other fascinating scenes. While I was taking this photo, there was a local taking the same photo. Several elderly Chinese men came up to check out our equipment, they seemed incredibly curious. While the other photographer and I could speak to each other (I did manage to say "hi" in Mandarin), we formed something of a silent friendship, and he offered me a "Double Happiness" cigarette, though I politely declined (smoking in China seems a bit redundant to me with all the air pollution).