Monday, June 21, 2010

Hutong 胡同

Now, it is not easy to say Hutong like the Beijingers. They say it with a 'r' at the end, so it sounds like Hutongr. I am pretty sure that people from other provinces or countries will not say it as well as a Beijinger. 

Anyway, Hutongs are narrow streets within a neighbourhood. They are the corridors of Siheyuan , traditional courtyard residences. So imagine an area filled with Siheyuan and the streets between them are hutongs. 

 hutong2.jpg picture by kodokido

hutong.jpg picture by kodokido
Some paintings on the walls of a hutong. 

hutong3.jpg picture by kodokido

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