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.
Big Donkey - Pingyao, China
We rounded a corner in a back street in Pingyao and happened upon this friendly donkey.
Bike and Lanterns - Pingyao, China
A typical scene in Pingyao, China - a rusting bike, fading paint and aging red lanterns.
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.
Main Street in Pingyao, China
Walking down one of Pingyao's main drags on a foggy November day. The town serves as one of the best preserved old towns in China because it fell on hard times when other towns had the money to tear down and rebuild.
Today, it it being rewarded by brisk tourist traffic.
Chinese Kids - Pingyao, China
Pingyao kids hang out and ham it up at one of the old town gates.
Chinese Man Reading - Pingyao, China