Two Cigars, China

I like pictures which pose questions- “Why did they throw away two almost unsmoked cigars?”. Perhaps they were getting into a car? Background info – Sanlitun is a very smart part of Beijing, where there a lots of designer shops and a number of countries’ embassies are based. Every day, armies of gardeners groom theContinue reading “Two Cigars, China”

Roxette Concert, Beijing

Last post of the year. I was sorry to read of Marie Fredriksson’s passing on the 10th December. Apart from their chart hits (which aren’t always a real reflection of a band) I didn’t know much about Fredriksson or Roxette. My wife however, who is younger than me, is a big fan. So when IContinue reading “Roxette Concert, Beijing”

Riding a Bicycle in Bejing

Thanks to Katie Melua, most people tend to think of Beijing as a place with lots bicycles and 30 years ago, that was probably true. No so much now. Mostly cars. But, there is lots of street life, which I was trying to show a little bit here. And there is a bicycle. Sometimes, whenContinue reading “Riding a Bicycle in Bejing”

Swimming in Beijing

I’m thinking about Beijing. When I lived there, I used to walk past this lake on my way to work. And so I saw it different seasons. In China, public spaces are usually well kept, particularly trees, which are carefully trimmed and tended to. I should add that it is in the Embassy District ofContinue reading “Swimming in Beijing”

Walking Home in Beijing

I used to live in Beijing. One of the things I liked about it, was how much life there was on the street, I’m pretty sure you could spend a lifetime walking and taking pictures and never take the same picture twice. In the summer the streets are busy, late into the night, in theContinue reading “Walking Home in Beijing”