Incense sticks also called agarbattis dispels bad odor and keeps the environment in and around the temple pure and unblemished. A person feels happy entering the premises because of the smell of camphor and incense. On a human plane it means that we should sacrifice ourselves to serve society, in the process spread the perfume of love and happiness to all.
“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”― Mother Teresa
People Praying at Yongheguan temple
Beijing is referred to as an ancient capital of 5 dynasties五朝古都 (The Yuan, Ming, Qing, Liao and Jin). It had an extensive fortification system, consisting of the Forbidden City, the Imperial city, the Inner city, and the Outer city. Fortifications included gate towers, gates, archways, watchtowers, barbicans etc., It had the most extensive defense system in Imperial China.
Women feeding the street: Spotted at Liang ma qiao Bei street
Man making street food: I try street foods for a number of reasons, One is that they are reasonably priced and delicious than the foods which are sold in restaurants and other is to experience ethnic cuisines and also for nostalgia.
“It is a beggar’s pride that he is not a thief” -Japanese proverb
An advanced city is not a place where the poor move about in cars, rather it’s where even the rich use public transportation -Enrique Penalosa