Japan may be famous for it's Cherry Blossom but it is fairly impressive here too. Just a week or so ago all was browny/yellow on the ground. the trees were still bare and a dull grey colour.
A week of nice weather, and by nice I mean late teens early twenties, and everything is different.
No trip of ours to Beijing would be complete without a wander around 798 a bite to eat and some quality people watching.
Definitely one of my favourite parts of China... Although (Dare I say it?) becoming quite commercial even in the 18 months we've been going. As if I would know commercial art from pile of dirty underwear!
There are two summer palaces, which I didn't know. On our first trip to Beijing we went to the new one which was packed as it was a national holiday, which I will write about soon. The plan was to go back mid-week and out of season and try and enjoy the peace and quiet of the place, but we ended up at the wrong one.
One of our better mistakes!
It is dominated by lakes and the reflections are lovely and very typically Chinese. However, all that massive expanse of water does make it ruddy cold in early March!
A long-time Beijing target of ours.... I say target because a combination of indolence, bad weather and better offers has stopped us getting there before now. I do have say that it did live up to the hype: a very lovely temple in the heart of Beijing.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.