Spinning in Yichang

SNAP! CRACK! SLAP! CRACK!  The sounds became louder as we approached the plaza that was  along the riverbank in Yichang, Hubei Province. Curious to find out the source of the unique sounds, we crossed the broad avenue to have a look.

What we saw were a half dozen men wielding large sticks with ropes attached to the ends — using the rope to whack the tops that were spinning in front of them.

I love the fact that, even after living in China for 28 years, I can still see things that I’ve never seen before.

UPDATE: Noel has posted a blog about our time in Yichang, looking for old buildings and visiting with a Catholic Priest.

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2 thoughts on “Spinning in Yichang

  1. I’m so glad I have the books of Esther’s letters so that I can follow your journeys. Glad you discovered something you had never seen before. Mama