I had the pleasure today of cycling across Beijing to meet with some space exploration enthusiasts. Today is “yuri’s night” the anniversary of Yuri Gegarin’s first human space flight. In my view, this is one of the most significant events in human history.
The place I met the folks was at trendy and rapidly gentrifiying Wudaoying Hutong near Yonghegong Temple in Beijing. I luckily had my camera and took some nice shots of the cherry blossoms. The bird in flight was a bonus and sounded reminiscent of Chinese poetry.