Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On a Beijing Street 4

I went out with my mother doing some grocery shopping. This photo is showing she was talking with a vegetable vendor on the street. Most of people in Beijing get their grocery not from supermarkets, but the vendors like this one. The price is lower. Shopping is a big challenge for me in Beijing. I was trying to get some daily basics such as paper towels and light bulbs. It is not easy. I am really lost in my hometown. I feel really odd. I am both a native and a foreigner here.

7 comments:

Karla said...

What a great painting this photo would make!

Julie Messerschmidt said...

Qiang,

I am enjoying your postcards from Beijing and seeing China through your eyes. What a strange feeling it must be to feel like a foreigner in your home town. I hope you are, nevertheless, glad to be able to spend time with your family there. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, feelings and insights with us.

David Cressman said...

I thought the same as Karla as soon as i saw the photo - great reference for a painting - the vendor made a good decision wearing a red top!

ha55ha said...

There would be many interesting objects in the market to draw. I wish you could find sometime to draw there. :D

Susan Roux said...

This would make a lovely painting...

paraskevi malouxou said...

For us, China is a far away country, through your eyes is more near...

Why not a portrait with your mother.. we've met your father, already, let's meet your mother!!!

Florida Artist said...

Without my glasses I thought it was a painting. Have you heard the expression you can never go back? I'm looking forward to your Florida workshop, see you soon.