Mountains in Yunnan

This is another photo from my trip to Yunnan in 2015. Yes, I have this as my banner, but thought I would write about it. The path the photo was taken from led to a large lake. In the foreground, you can see paddies which were in cultivation. In the background, you can the mountainsContinue reading “Mountains in Yunnan”

On The Bund, Shanghai

The title really should be “View from the Bund” because all the tall buildings you can see are on the other side of the Huangpu River. As you can see, there is a wide path for people to walk by the river, which is pleasant when there is a gentle breeze (perhaps with an iceContinue reading “On The Bund, Shanghai”

Lynx, Shanghai

Lynx, Shanghai Zoo, China 2020 I went to Shanghai Zoo to see the red pandas, but on the way, I looked in on the big cats. The leopards had their backs turned, as they often do, but here as you see, the lynx was quietly cleaning itself oblivious to passers by (including me). On thisContinue reading “Lynx, Shanghai”

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”

Twilight, Shanghai

I like twilight, the time of day, not the overwrought movie. photographically, it mutes colours, but the deeper shadows help to subdue annoying street clutter. The snag of twilight, is that there is less sunlight to work with. As you can see in this picture, here I was mostly working with light coming from theContinue reading “Twilight, Shanghai”

View from the Park, Li Jiang

One of the things I love about China, is its varied landscapes. Here, it makes me think of a giant watercolour painting, with its reflections of the trees and bridge. As I look at it now, I’m wondering, if the point of view had been higher or lower, could I have got a reflection ofContinue reading “View from the Park, Li Jiang”

Spring Festival, Hangzhou

Hangzhou is a large town located a couple of hours (by fast train) from Shanghai. It is popular because of its large lakes and attractive green scenery. On this occasion, I visited during the Spring Festival and it was very busy. Never the less, I had a nice time. It was lovely to sit byContinue reading “Spring Festival, Hangzhou”

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”

From the Oriental Pearl Tower

I’m absolutely terrified of heights, but some reason, I like taking pictures from tall buildings. The Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai has a fine view of the Bund and the riverside area. In this case, I felt that everything below had a toy like quality, partly because everything looked frozen and unmoving (I believe theContinue reading “From the Oriental Pearl Tower”