Blossoming flowers of China
Today I took a day off…
Chengdu people are well known for the relaxed habitudes and traditions, one of their favourites activities is to sit down on a teahouse and watch how the peach flowers blossom, today that was the objective…
We took the way to longquan early in the morning, expecting to arrive even before the sun; at our arrival dozens of restaurants-terraces welcomed us with gorgeous trees full of pink flowers.
Seems like we found the perfect frame for a lazy day:
But there was something unusual on the landscape… why there are only blossomed trees on the restaurants? … the rest of the trees seemed quite… let’s say… unflourish (my first option was”dead”)
Let’s have a closer look at the trees…
Great ..they are all fake! shiny plastic flowers tied to the branches … not even spring is real in China!
If the event wasn’t weird enough we found a contest “the Chengdu International peach blossom festival home cuisine competition” it consists on model-wanabee girls showing their cooking skills, or at least trying, because they had a black out and they couldn’t cook, the jury had to decide the winner by selecting the best speech of “the dish I couldn’t make was….”
Here is a picture of the main sponsor surrounded by the contestants: