To round off our mini China tour with the mother-in-law we went to Beijing. I had (for once at least) a plan as to the kind of pictures I was looking for. This is definitely easier to do once you know where you are going and what you are going to see.
The idea was taken from the Winner of the TPOTY competition. His were almost, but not quite, silhouettes of Paris to give nice monochrome graphic images. I'n not sure I got what I was after but I do like the first two in particular.
Shanghai was my first experience of China five years ago and I was not impressed! It was a big, ugly, dirty city. Either time has changed it for the better or I have got used to not living in lovely Taipei quicker than I thought.
Another belated Easter travels post (I have been having 'computer issues' of late).
While down in Shanghai we decided we would have a couple of nights in Suzhou. This is one of the many canal towns around Shangers. It's also one of the many places to call itself the 'Venice of the..' (insert geographical location), although Marco Polo thought it was pretty good! It is famed as the centre of Chinese garden design.
It also appears to be THE place to go to have your wedding photies taken.
I have to say that it is a top little (well, its a huge city, but the old town is quite compact) place.
This is a belated update following our grand tour around Eastern China with my Mother-in-law. The Terracotta Warriors are something you 'just have to see' while your in China. Not so sure about that, but they are unique and you won't see them anywhere else.
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.