17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel

This man is practicing the art of Water Calligraphy (Dishu). The phenomenon started in the 1990s in Beijing. In parks and streets the pavements becoming a large canvas displaying literature, poetry or aphorisms. Is it self improvement or are the (mostly) senior calligraphers simply fighting boredom by writing with water?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Urumqi, China
Copyright: © Bert Pot