This is a picture of... signs of fall in Northern China.
At the time I took this ChinaSnap! I was... exploring a temple in Holhot, Inner Mongolia. I came upon this courtyard, with vegetables growing above it. A friend from the Tsinghua LLM Program traveling with me took this picture.
I remember that... we had just visited the plains and then trekked around the Gobi, so we were exhausted and overstimulated. Holhot seemed at first ordinary and dull, but on closer look its ordinariness became charming. I snuck down alleys and saw the street stalls, the local produce, and lamb street food merchants. And this courtyard, simple yet charming.
This qualifies as a ChinaSnap! because... while China's historical sights and natural features are breathtaking, I find the aspects of daily life throughout China are what I appreciate most. A cheap bowl of delicious noodles, a brightly colored door, an outdoor mahjong game. Pumpkins and squash growing from a trellis near an ancient temple. Small things, but beautiful nonetheless.
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