Last out Winter

Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province is situated in subtropical highland area providing quite mild climate. For this reason it’s called The Spring City. However Winters with temperature sometimes oscillating around 0°C can be rough. Doesn’t sound too cold but with uninsulated houses lacking central heating, with untight windows indoor temperature can be as low as 5°C. It applies especially to older and poorer neighbourhoods where buildings were constructed a few decades back. People due to their economic inability often live in single room chambers which serve them as living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. In those communities people often spend time outside keeping themselves warm burning old furniture, scraps of wood or whatever can provide some heat. Although cold days have ended a week ago the last breath of Winter was very cold this year which resulted in people commonly burning fire out in the streets. Nobody was concerned about this, after all everyone wants to stay warm.