Beijing Hu Tong Red Door #3

I have a few new photos from the recent trip but I don’t feel like they are ready to be posted yet, so I’ll go with one of the summer photos from Beijing. Number 3 in the Red Door Beijing Hu Tong series. This one has it share of use and abuse done to it. The left side is using aluminum wires to hold it together. I wonder if it is a cat door or just results of tear and wear, I don’t remember seeing any cats in China. See door #1 and door #2.
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Beijing Hu Tong Red Doors #2

This is the second image in Beijing Hu Tong Red Doors photo series, see the first one here.

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Beijing Hu Tong Red Doors

Beijing Hu Tongs is a dying breed. In a few more years we’ll probably not going to see any more of them. They will be  leveled out and provide land for new sky rises. I’m sure government will save a few blocks for historic preservations and to attract tourists, but the real ones, where people use to live for hundreds of years will soon be nothing but history.  On our recent trip to Beijing we walked through couple Hu Tongs and I took a few pictures. Usually, doors is all you can see, they will lead you into internal compound. We didn’t go into them, but the doors itself are quite interesting themselves. All painted red with different level of tier and wear. Here is the first photo in this series. Click on the photo to see larger and better resolution.

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