Category Archives: China

Top Ten Photos of 2011

It is not easy to try and pick ten of my snaps from 2011 but this will have to do. Have a healthy and happy new year, cheers!

Backpacking Beijing

Video showing a migrant workers village and Tiananamen Square in Beijing.

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Beijing (Tiananmen Square)

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Tiananmen Square has been the site of a number of political protest and historical events over the years. These include the May Fourth Movement in 1919; the start of the People’s Republic of China by Mao Ze-dong on October 1, … Continue reading

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Beijing (Migrant Workers)

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As this blog has evolved, so has my own personal style of photography. I have never been into taking monument pictures but like everyone else, I do take my shots of the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben, and the Taj … Continue reading

Beijing, China

Beijing is a city of contrasts. It is a case study for the rapidly changing Chinese economy. The city is a collection of buildings that go on forever. Most of the buildings are uninspiring but the city itself is a fascinating place.

The main attractions, are of course sites like the Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Great Wall. For some reason I did not find the Forbidden City that fascinating, yes it is absolutely massive in size, but for some reason it seemed like something was missing. It was like walking through a famous house that had no furniture. Continue reading