Favorites from China: China Shots #4
China is where I live, at least as of 2012, and it's my favorite place now for photoraphy. Here are some recent photos. (Bonus: If you are coming to China, be sure to see my page of tips for survival: Surviving in China.)
Showing me calligraphy to lure me into a shop, Yu Gardens, Shanghai, May 2011. It worked and I bought some art - but what laowai (foreigner) could resist?
A grandmother sends her granddaughter off to school in downtown Shanghai.
The Only Love Fasion Hotel on a side street viewed from Henan Street in downtown Shanghai, not far from the Bund, April 2012.
An old door near the Bund on the Puxi side of Shanghai.
View of the Great Wall of China, 2011.
Kite flyer at the Bund, April 2012.
Kite flyers at the Bund in Shanghai prepare a squid kite for launching. The woman in front of them is looking over her shoulder because she is walking backwards--a common tai qi practice that is supposed to be healthier than walking normally, as long as you don't fall to your death. April 2012.
Successful launch! Squid kite on the Bund, May 2011.
Another talented kite flyer and his reel on the Bund, May 2011, early morning. The best time to watch kite flying on the Bund is in the non-winter months around 6 am on the Bund. By 7 am most of the kites are down.
An interesting kite with two birds connected by a spring fly in front of the Bund, May 2011.
Two of China's finest pose for some camera work on the Bund, early morning, May 2011.
Mythical superhero woman at Wuzhen, June 2011.
Night shot on the Bund showing a statue and the Oriental Pearl. Shanghai, China, May 2011.
Another night shot on the Bund in Shanghai, March 2012.
Nanjing's most lively area, the Confucian Temple zone, March 2012.
Inside the Confucian Temple district of Nanjing, March 2012.