Photo Series: Romance in an Old Beijing Hutong

For Chinese senior citizens, romance is what you do every day simply for the person you love. Below is a group of pictures of an old couple in taken by a fengniao photographer.

“On a summer day, I wandered into Houxiwachang Hutong (ÂêéÁªÜÁì¶ÂéÇËÉ°Âêå) in Beijing and encountered an old man who was carrying some heavy planks out of his courtyard house.”

“I saw his wife sitting in her wheelchair and I realized that the old man was making a way to wheel his wife out. He refused my help and insisted on doing it all by himself. Maybe he was trying to demonstrate that he was not too old to take care of his wife.”

“The old man rolled his wife down the planks slowly and carefully.”

“The old man said that they should have taken a walk if there wasn’t a rain. He carries the planks out a couple of times a day just to get his wife out to enjoy fresh air and hang out with neighbours and friends.”

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