If this isn't the classic view of modern China, then I don't know what is. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds of these 20-30 story high apartment blocks being thrown up in Tianjin, creating thousands of new flats. Hope they can sell 'em or people are going to lose a lot of money.
Big floodlit buildings, bridges and statues, a reflection or two, add in some blurred movement from a boat and Bob's your Uncle... Neil's looking to get the camera and tripod out.
This is the first instalment of what I imagine will be a recurring theme as I work my way down the river... There a number of really interesting bridges and pieces of public art.
The Steel work was quite eye-catching at night.
This is the same bridge as before but showing a boat moving down the river and the Jin Tower, which is the tallest building in Tianjin in the background.
The next bridge up, which leads to the Old Italian Concession, is modelled on a Parisian theme. It sounds fairly bad, but actually the effect is quite nice. The Italian concesion is full of EUropean resaurants and is not a bad place to eat, but it does, to me a t least, feel really touristy.
Just (again) a couple of steps fromt our front door is Ancient Culture St.
It is fairly modern, but does none-the-less have quite a bit of charm about it. It is a pedestrian street selling all manner of tourist tat and who doesn't like tourist tat. However, the main 'theme' is tat to do with, as the name would suggest, is to do with traditional Chinese activities such as calligraphy, art, ceramics, tea pots and so on.
I particularly liked the painted scenes above the shop fronts before your eye reaches the upper story
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.