VicStory｜Slow Motion: Dancing, “Comets” & Skating 漫游貴陽城市廣場，讓美好治愈心靈
- 作者：Victoria B. Santisteban 王梓藝
- 發布時間：2023-10-26 11:04:41
When you have had the chance to experience living abroad, so many things change inside oneself. Maybe because of the pandemic or biological reasons happening in my body, I've reached a certain status in which I see everything through different eyes, as well as Spanish, I can't help to behold with truly curiosity.
Several places in this city are prone to be occupied by myriads of residents who spend their free time by enjoying a wide variety of leisure activities. Such these large open places, tend to be located in the heart of towns and by this time, I will focus on two sceneries which are two of this city's most representative places, Zhucheng Square and Huaguoyuan Wetland Park. As models of typical city squares, each one has its own features.
According to Britannica.com, sociology would be roughly the social science in charge of studying human societies synergies, and the mechanisms that uphold and modify them. Such a meaning has a lot of to dowith a sort of human beings' behaviour establishes among us as well as how we care of and preserve it.
One aspect caught my heed was people street gatherings around a makeshift table while playing cards or Chinese chess. Every moment is suitable to meet other person, plus the fact that social habits are a valuable feature here in China. Thus far, this is the most comparable aspect between Chinese and Spanish, and the southern Spanish region where we come from, such customs are quite typical. Indeed, there is no self-respecting Andalusian Street where you cannot see a gather in every house's door – at least, in the Andalusia that remains in my mind. So, it's most likely groups of people are seen sitting while chatting when the warm weather arrives.
Placed in Nanming District, we could say that Zhucheng Square is the best-known exponent that illustrates absolutely how a plaza should be. Needless to say, the main feature would be the shiny golden bamboo statue placed just in the center whose meaning could be related to the nature significance over the years. Even, as a particular aspect, this bamboo-shaped figure has been set as the symbol of the people of Guiyang which gives off a futuristic aura, as well. I would also highlight the Chinese zodiac animals on its the periphery as something distinctive enough to overlook.
As for the human aspect, it is argued that we all are social beings and, indeed, that is why we are in need of knitting bonds amongst us, any time is good for checking it out every day at Zhucheng Square. From the man flying the kite to the teenager skateboarding, from the kids cycling to groups of women dancing, from the parents having a great time with their children to the elderly enjoying the moment while having a well-deserved rest, everything turns into a movie sequence like a slow-motion scene. Zhucheng Square is, in fact, one of my favourite must-see places to visit, it's a totum revolutum of movements, sounds, colours, and the pleasures that are the stuff of human relationships and eventually life. Letitia Elizabeth Landon's words, once said, are particularly timely, "Society is like a large piece of frozen water, and skating well is the great art of social life".
Placed in front of the White House (Huaguoyuan Arts Center), Huaguoyuan Wetland Park, has indirectly been in the background of former articles when I tackled the issue of architecture by talking about certain buildings. I could say that if this park is featured for something particular is to be an indefatigable groundbreaking location, being alive almost 24-7. The wide endless offer you can choose in your spare time is responsible for making quite pretty impossible getting bored. Just for the contemplation itself it is really worth it the time.
To draw an analogy between Zhucheng Square and Huaguoyuan Wetland Park, I would say that they would depict, at a given time, the day and night respectively while both of them would share their will to live intensely. I have experienced day and night there, and I can conclude by saying that when the sun sets, life switch on with all the strength of neon colours, music and dancing everywhere.
An anecdote that maybe has nothing to do with this matter is that I have recently realised I usually smile at the people when looking at me, as a funny thing I can't help it; then I think everyone who looks at me can also think I'm going slightly mad though peace and bliss come out through my pores. Obviously, that's the city effect over me so I just wanted to share for you to understand I've regained a certain self-belief.
The renowned Greek philosopher, Aristotle, once said, "Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual".
特約專欄作者 Victoria B. Santisteban