This picture was taken in the gardens around the Temple of Heaven in Beijing early in the morning. Beijing is one big mess of cars, people, bikes and the general “Chinese-loudness”. But if you have the courage to get up early enough in the morning and walk through the different gardens scattered over town, you will find many people doing Tai Chi or meditation exercises, alone or in a group. It’s very peaceful to look at and it sure opens up a new vision on Beijing.
The man in the picture had been doing some Tai Chi before and was now resting on this trunk. It seems that he is talking to someone, but he was alone (or at least in our eyes, maybe he saw something we didn’t see).
Vera & Jean-Christophe