Life in Beijing 100 years ago

Here’s a nice, gentle and stress-free way to end another exhausting week of lockdown and geo-politics. I came across this historical footage (in colour) of daily life in Beijing in the early 20th century, and I’m sure you’re going to enjoy it. 

The video shows peaceful street scenes, including vendors selling their wares, rickshaw drivers running through heavy traffic and ordinary people going about their daily lives. A simpler, quieter and more musical way of life at a time when China was still an Imperial Dynasty.

It only lasts 4 minutes and I know you’re going to enjoy it. Go on, sit back, relieve a bit of stress and go back in time…

Netizen restores historical footage of Beijing from a century ago
Video Credits: The Paper 澎湃新闻
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