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Chengdu the capital of Sichuan, is a melting pot of the surrounding rural areas and neighboring provinces where large number of countryside people coming into the city every year. This city is a place that has a lot of the old and the new, towering skyscrapers next to dilapidated single floor cement houses, new BMW is parked next to hand pulled food carts covered in cooking oil, women wearing posh clothes directing a porter in dirty ripped shorts where to put her things. This city certainly has enough ironic imagery, but irony aside it’s a place where two major and very different Chinese social structures coexist.

It's amazing just 200m behind the mainstreets of the city centre another world of laid-back life awaits just like in a small village. There are many small shops, stalls and workshops etc but mainly these are the living quarters with small houses where you can see a part of the daily life of the people at the sidewalks in front of their houses. These crowded areas offer a deep look into a different time and life of China and proves to be a great opportunity to take some interesting shots.

A quick shot somewhere in the back alley
I let this picture speak itself...

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