Surrounded by karst mountains, Yanghsuo is a very picturesque little town in south-eastern China. Can you spot the western brands on the buildings around town? Nike, Adidas, KFC, and Pizza Hut are all there.
Sarah & I spent a lovely day in People’s Park in Chengdu. We rowed a boat on the lake, had tea in the overcrowded seating area, watched an elderly man write poetry on the pavement in front of the Railway Protection Movement Monument, and visited the Wenshu Monastery.
I shot these photos early one morning as Sarah and I wandered around Yangshuo looking to buy our morning coffee. Yangshuo is a beautiful little town in China that looks like it was decorated for children. It is very odd, almost surreal, and yet very charming in its own way. I was just excited to […]
Here are some more photos of my walk through an old hutong in Beijing. #2067 below is my failed attempt at a mirror selfie. The man in the photo got in the way, and if I waited around for him to leave, I was worried that he might think I was trying to photograph him […]
A hutong is a narrow street or lane between rows of traditional courtyard residences and is commonly found in Beijing. Sarah and I walked through an old hutong near the Bell Tower (pictured above) and these are some of the photos I took. I used Lomography Potsdam Kino 100 for these photos and I have […]
I’ve posted a lot about the amazing night markets in Xi’an and Yangshuo, so this time I’m just going to say that the Olympus Trip 35 is a great camera to use for brightly lit night photography. I shot these photos on Kodak Portra 400. This is arguably my favourite colour film.
These are from a bicycle tour that Sarah & I took around the Yangshuo countryside in China. They were taken with my Olympus Trip 35, and while the Trip 35 is small enough to fit in a coat pocket, it does not fit in the pockets of my shorts. I had to carry it in […]
The night market in Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter is every street photographer’s dream. There is so much to see and experience. The entire street is lit up so bright that you can easily shoot with 100 ISO film even though it’s night. I could have spent the entire night snapping pictures had I brought more film […]
Sarah & I wandered down this street one afternoon in Chengdu and we discovered a shop where you could have your name carved in Chinese characters onto a stamp. We thought it would make a great memento of our trip and we bought a matching pair of stamps. I took these photos while we waited.
Sarah and I happened to be in Hong Kong during the 2019 pro-democracy protests. While we did encounter protests at the airport, we had no such encounters the night before when we wandered around Temple Street. In fact, the Temple Street Night Market was incredibly underwhelming when compared to Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter at night. Xi’an […]
These photos are of the escalators and lobby floor in the Shanghai Museum. They are the only photos I was able to take since museums often frown upon photography inside the galleries. I was sitting on the stairs when I looked out across the atrium and instantly knew I had to photograph the criss-cross pattern […]
Sarah & I travelled through China in 2019 and part of our travel itinerary included a 3-night/4-day cruise on the Yangtze River aboard a ship named the Victoria Grace. One evening, the crew treated us with a performance of ‘traditional cultural entertainment’ that included dancing, music, and even some magic and comedy. Our lovable humdrum […]