One of the things you see as you wander around the streets of any Chinese town is groups of people gathered to play or watch others playing cards or mahjong.
This gathering in Yichang was interesting also because of the other activities taking place on the pavement. There is the man fixing the bicycle tire while the bike owner quietly smokes a cigarette in the background. In the foreground is an old and hard-worked communist-era bicycle with a construction helmet in the basket. There is a ship building yard across the street. The gathered onlookers are in discussion with one of the players while the other player contemplates his next play.
Yichang is the closest city to the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River and is one of the departure points for Three Gorges river cruises.
This entry was posted on September 25, 2012 by alphathread. It was filed under China, Chris Gregory, Exploration, People, Sony Alpha DSLR - A200, Sony DT 18-70mm 3.5-5.6, Travel, Yangtze and was tagged with Bicycle, cards, fixing, mahjong, playing cards, Three Gorges Dam, tire, yangtze river, Yichang.