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dimanche 31 mai 2009

China - Hangzhou - Taichi at the West Lake

May / Mai 2005
In China, if you're lucky you'll find some people practicing quietly some taichi or qigong in places looking beautifull. I saw a few trying to remain quiet in the temple of heaven, in Beijing, while my girlfriend was trying to make me fall and laughed loudly. The people on the picture were practicing near the West Lake, in Hangzhou. For those of you who travelled to China and think "I never saw tis West lake", you're wrong. The west lake is actually shown on the 1 yuan notes from the chinese currency.
En Chine, avec un peu de chance, il est possible de trouver des gens pratiquant tranquillement le taichi ou le qigong dans des lieux à la vue agréable. J'en ai vu quelques-uns tentant de pratiquer tranquillement au temple des cieux, à Beijing, pendant que ma copine tentait de me faire tomber en riant bruyamment. Les gens sur cette photo pratiquaient à coté du Lac de l'Ouest, à Hangzhou. Pour ceux d'entre vous qui ont voyagé en chine et pensent "je n'ai jamais vu ce lac" : vous avez tort. Ce lac figure sur tous les billets de 1 yuan de la monnaie chinoise.