Monday, June 14, 2010

Picture of the Day: Curious Occupation

The new Qianmen Street tries to evoke the past, with its 600-year history of retail shops selling everything from roast duck to silk, cotton shoes and watches.

A few of the stores try to present their extensive history with bronze statues in front.

And one of them caught the eye of this young boy, who curiously inspected two men forging metal in front of a shop selling scissors.

Perhaps he wondered what exactly they were doing, or why they were wearing queues, which hark back to the Qing Dynasty until 1911.

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