China Street Photography 2

This is a series of street photos taken in Nanjing, Yangzhou, and Huai’an (Northern Jiangsu Province) in February of 2012.

Night market

Night market

Breakfast

Cantonese style breakfast

Nighttime snacks

Nighttime snacks

Water chestnuts

Water chestnuts

Noodles

Noodles

Lining up for breakfast

Lining up for breakfast

Rainy day in Huai'an

Rainy day in Huai’an

Yangzhou alleyway

Yangzhou alleyway

Kebobs

Kebobs

煎饼 jiānbing

煎饼 jiānbing

Yangzhou street food

Yangzhou street food

Yangshou 酥饼 sūbǐng

Yangzhou 酥饼 sūbǐng

Fresh noodles

Fresh noodles

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Bottles

Bottles

Yangzhou night

Yangzhou night

6 thoughts on “China Street Photography 2

  1. I really love the Yangzhou night! I think it is really powerful how the building is obviously still but the people are moving and not even taking a moment to notice the beauty around them. Also it is incredible how the fresh noodles look like yarn, that can be very deceiving.

  2. Thank you for sharing these photos! Something that I have always wanted to try is authentic street food, and these photos really make it look amazing. Street food is something that is way less common in America, but I love the concept and am especially drawn to those fresh noodles. I hope one day I can go to China and experience this atmosphere — I love how the nightlife can be experienced through walking around markets and eating street food! I also appreciate how hardworking the people who manage the food stalls are to provide fresh delicious food each night.

  3. Part of Shanghai’s appeal is the vibrancy of the streets and the rich culture of the locals. While I haven’t been to Nanjing, I was able to see the similarities in the photos even to Shanghai’s streets. The lanterns and small street vendors are very common place to Shanghai’s culture. I’ve purchased street noodles countless times and my mom regularly shops at the vegetable vendors and fruit markets rather than grocery stores. In addition to all the vendors, mopeds are another common characteristic in various parts of China. This method of transportation is convenient and popular due to the ease of bypassing traffic.

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