Monday, January 3, 2011

Enjoying a festive winter outing

Bing jiang Dao: Tianjin's Walking Street (滨江道), hundreds of stores on one long walking street. This is the place to go shopping in Tianjin. There are stores here that sell nearly every kind of clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches, and accessories. Large malls, department stores, street vendors..But it can get noisy and so tiring with all the people shouting out things they sell in the shops.

There is a great food alley where you can get Chinese, Korean, Japanese snack, skewered food, squids, hot soup, all sorts of tasty snacks.

I especially liked the skewered lamb. Honestly, I didn't like lamb that much before. But this spiced skewered lamp is just too tasty. I couldn't resist.

Tianjin Eye is a 120-metre (390 ft) tall giant Ferris wheel built in 2008. It is claimed to be the only such wheel to have been constructed over a bridge.

Chinese people don't really celebrate this New Year because they have Spring Festival, which like a Chinese New Year. (will post about it later, in few weeks.)
But they like western holidays, go shopping, enjoying the festive atmosphere.

Apart from being freezing cold, I spent a lovely day.


☺lani☺ said...

Wow, love those umbrellas! Good, you're enjoying the cold winter days!
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Malyss said...

Happy New year to you! It's so inbteresting to see other ways to begin the year!

Evelyn said...

I love places like this. I love FOOD! Take care Dani. Evelyn

ps. I may be heading to Beijing again in a couple of months :)

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to see such happiness, both inside the picture and between the words as well.

Thank you for your effort and sharing these impressions of your environment. Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

~Cheryl said...

Festive is the perfect description! The lights are wonderful; the giant Ferris wheel is astounding!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Dani this looks like a wonderful street party and food always tastes better in places like these doesn't it ? I loved the smell of Christmas markets with the different food offered in Europe .. now those were party times ! Happy New Years : )