In between everything else I’ve been up to since I returned from Asia, I’m now finally finished sorting and organizing and done with the necessary enhancing of the photos I took in China and North Korea. Without further ado, here are the pictures from China.
Some board game, probably Xiangqi. The board belonged to two guys working at a bike repair shop nearby. These two guys had a heated discussion about in what direction they should walk. Or maybe they talked about the weather, hard to tell. The same street, this time without Chinese men pointing. In the background one of the entries to Tiananmen Square. Before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Chinese buldozed entire blocks of houses and built new ones. This is one of the streets that had to go. A good plan in theory, the only problem is that the rental price is so high none of the original shop keepers can afford to move their shops back to the area, so almost every single house is now empty. They even had a tram, going back and forth about a mile. This picture is taken in a prallel street to where the previous pictures were taken and gives you an idea of how it looked before everything was bulldozed. The main line of the Beijing subway was also renovated for the olympics. For me, this is a very classic subway photo to take, the motion of the subway cars gives a little life to the picture. I take a picture like this on every subway I am when I have my camera with me. Great Wall Scenery I. Great Wall Scenery II. Tower by the Great Wall. A boat in the Summer Palace area. Packed Summer Palace. Around the quarters of three 2.9 square kilometer Summar Palace area is water. The Chinese live both in the fast line and the slow line. This guy chose the latter. One of the women I travelled with had long, blond hair, something that is rather uncommon in China. Because of this, we got stalked a lot by people who wanted to take a picture of her. I took pictures of her stalkers. Old Women. At the Summer Palace. Ah, framing… Lovin’ it.