Sunday in the Park: Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

Green Lake Park

Green Lake Park

The parks in China brim with life.  One Sunday, Barry and I found ourselves in Green Lake Park in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.

People play music of various kinds throughout the park.

Several guitarists played

Some guitarists play alone.

Some guitarists played together.

Some guitarists play  together.

Some groups had a variety of instruments.

Some groups have a variety of instruments.

Some sang.

Some sing.

Some played jazz in groups.

Some play jazz in groups.

Some played alone.

Some play alone.

A lone horn.

A lone horn.

Many listened to the music.

Many listen to the music.

some do martial arts moves

Some do martial arts moves.

Under a blue sky and warm sun, many enjoyed being in Green Lake Park.

Under a blue sky and warm sun, many enjoy being in Green Lake Park.

Some people stroll the paths.

Some people stroll the paths.

Some run.

Some run.

Some bring their pets.

Some bring their pets.

Some come by bicycle.

Some come by bicycle.

Some chat with friends.

Some chat with friends.

Some come to dance.

Some come to dance.

Some come to watch.

Some come to watch.

Some offer things for children.

Some offer things for children.

Some offer treats to eat.

Some offer treats to eat.

Some offer yummy treats -and then run across the street with the hot coals when the police came.  And then they returned five minutes later!

Some grill meats -and then run across the street with the hot coals when the police come. And then they return five minutes later!

Some enjoy the flowers.

Some enjoy the flowers.

 

Welcome to Green Lake in Kunming.  There is something for everyone  especially on Sundays.

Welcome to Green Lake in Kunming, where there is something for everyone —  especially on Sundays.

Zaì jiàn, Renée

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About reneeriley

Our blog was begun as a way to share our experiences in China. From August 2010 to July 2011, my husband, Barry Kristel, and I were at our University of Hawaii Maui College sister school, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University in Lin'an, China, a city considered rural because it has only 500,000 people! We had a wonderful time. Then in February 2012, we returned to teach this time at our other sister school, Shanghai Normal University, in a city of over 21 million people. We've made many discoveries. Did you know that now Chinese girls, at least the ones who go to university, for the most part feel they are luckier than the Chinese boys? Did you know that Shanghai saved over 20,000 European Jews during WWII? Do you know how Chinese university students would deal with problems that come up in Dear Abby letters? What's it like to be on the Great Wall of China? Do you know how many Chinese girls had their feet bound and why? And we have recipes from many of the places we've visited. Among others, you can find instructions on how to fry cicadas from one of my ZAFU students and how to make chocolate-Kahlua waffles from my brother Mike in Gainesville. You can also look back to our earliest entry to see what we experienced in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2006 during the mainly peaceful six months of protest until the Mexican government sent in the troops. Between our stays in China, Barry and I have been on the Mainland U.S. visiting family, friends and Servas hosts as we traveled home to Maui. We share those experiences too. Welcome to our blog! Aloha and Zài Jiàn, Renée and Barry

2 responses to “Sunday in the Park: Kunming, Yunnan Province, China”

  1. Pat Rouse says :

    It looks like spring, not december, what latitude is that city?

  2. Pat Rouse says :

    I answered it myself:Karachi Pakistan and Nassau, Bahamas are both located on same latitude as Yunnan Province.

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