Classic Pingyao, Bicycle and Lanterns - Pingyao, China
An old bicycle, faded lanterns, and chipped paint - the quintessential Pingyao, China scene.
Man on a Bike Selling Apples - Pingyao, China
Taken in Pingyao, China.
Old Chinese Man - Pingyao, China
Taking in a bit of sunshine on a cold November day in Pingyao, China.
Beehive Noodles - Pingyao, China
Although this might look like a beehive, we believe these Pingyao buckwheat noodle arrangements are called cats ears (mao erduo).
Served with a spicy tomato sauce/soup, they do the trick on a cold November day.
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Vegetarian Fried Dumplings - Pingyao, China
Vegetarian fried dumplings for breakfast in Pingyao, China.
May not sound like your typical breakfast food, but it was delicious.
Funeral Procession - Pingyao, China
A colorful and musical funeral procession on the streets of Pingyao, China.
Chinese Funeral Procession - Pingyao, China
Mourners dressed in white hats make their way down the streets of Pingyao, China.
Scissored Wheat Noodles - Pingyao, China
It might look a little sloppy, but these Pingyao cut wheat noodles (jianzi mian) come fried with onions and cabbage and go perfectly with a dash or two of hot pepper sauce.
The staff at this hole-in-the-wall restaurant outside Pingyao's old town got a big kick out of us photographing their food.
Fat Cat - Pingyao, China
Most of the cats we saw in China looked quite, um, prosperous.
Don't know if that's because of the rodent population.
Little Boy Bundled Up - Pingyao, China
A little guy in Pingyao, China looks serious beyond his years.
Old Man on a Bike - Pingyao, China
Biking home in Pingyao, China.
Chinese Paintings - Pingyao, China
Many of the old buildings in Pingyao are accented with paintings like this one of the dueling fish.
Bike and Lanterns - Pingyao, China
A typical scene in Pingyao, China - a rusting bike, fading paint and aging red lanterns.
Big Donkey - Pingyao, China
We rounded a corner in a back street in Pingyao and happened upon this friendly donkey.
Riding Along the Wall - Pingyao, China
The protective wall around Pingyao's old town is almost entirely intact. For a fee, you can walk the whole on top, along the circumference of the old town.
Chinese Kids - Pingyao, China
Pingyao kids hang out and ham it up at one of the old town gates.