Physio Shane in Beijing, China
As a sports physiotherapist working with China’s Olympic Team, these photos give a look into the life of the Winter Olympic athletes and the beauty of winter in Beijing.
Back in Australia
One of the busiest, growing and populated cities on earth, yet still one of the most traditional and ancient surviving cities. Among the crowds and smog of the city there is also beauty, history and tradition hiding within the city walls. Hutongs and palaces are reminders of this grand ancient kingdom of the East.
Walking through the hutongs in the north part of Beijing around the Dongcheng district escaping from the crowds and almost walking into the past. Among the small alleyways, there are ancient bell towers, city gates, and many coffee shops where you can sit down and watch the local Chinese families go about their daily activitites or old men playing mahjong. Afterwards, heading over to the nearby lake in the evening where young people can enjoy beers or romantic walks.
The traditional feel. It’s as if you are sitting down and watching China like it was in the ancient times.
The fact that there is peace in the hutongs in the middle of such a busy and overcrowded city.
A dragon – on fire when awake, but peaceful when asleep.