Ancient Carriage Meets Old Fasioned Tricyle

What originally drew my attention to this billboard was the painting of the old Chinese horse-drawn carriage and the tricycle parked in front of it. I thought the idea of showing the ancient transport with the more modern pedal powered made an interesting juxtaposition. When I first came to China in the late 1980s the cycle still dominated the roads and more than 90% of the traffic was bicycles. Nowadays the traffic is 90% cars with fewer and few pedal cycles. I’d love to find my old photos from that period, but I think they are in storage somewhere in the UK probably at my parents house. So next time I go back to the UK I will try to dig them out. As Canthy is often asking to see old photos of me from my first trip to Beijing in 1988.

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