Exploring the outskirts of Beijing

Here are some photos from Jiuxiangiao Road and the nearby areas, immediately outside of the North Fourth Ring Estate Road in Beijing. One of my favorite parts about exploring Beijing, and China in general, is how safe it is to wander around. Unlike in the United States, where wandering aimlessly can quickly lead to trouble and/or the end of a gun barrel.

Street entrance to typical Beijing neighborhood.

Housing courtyard facing the main road.

The equivalent of a local Chinese corner store.

Afternoon haze and Beijing pollution. 

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