There's no shortage of live music in Ningbo. The bars in Laowaitan have a variety of live acts, but some of the best musicians play on the streets. Or in the park.
This group of elderly musicians were having a Chinese music jam session in Zhongshan Park. The men tuned instruments that I'd never seen before, while two impeccably made up women dueled over singing duties. It was an unexpected treat to listen to authentic Chinese music in the breezy park, while enjoying a freshly roasted bag of chestnuts.
After a pleasant stroll on the hidden paths, we found this man was selling his art on the west exit of Zhongshan Park. It was very unusual and I regret not buying one of his pieces. My favorite is the one about different kinds of insects, with their names written in Chinese.