Tianjin - Heavenly Ford transformed into City of Lights

By Bruce Connolly | chinadaily.com.cn | 2017-09-02 16:46

Tianjin - Heavenly Ford transformed into City of Lights

'No Smoking' Dabeiyuan Temple, 2017. [Photo by Bruce Connolly/chinadaily.com.cn]

Within a tree-shaded park opposite The Astor, locals create music, dance and sing. There I was asked where I came from - "Scotland" - "Ah, we all respected the 'Flying Scotsman', Lideer." Scot Eric Liddel, born in Tianjin 16 January 1902, won the 400 meter race at the 1924 Paris Olympics. He returned to Tianjin in 1925, where his devotion remained, sadly passing away within the Japanese civilian internment camp at Weihsien (Weifang Shandong) on 21 February, 1945. (Films - 'Chariots of Fire' 1981/'On Wings of Eagle' 2017).

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