Posts Tagged ‘china’

This is the National Stadium in Beijing, China, unofficially also known as the Birds Nest Stadium because of it’s design.


I walked around the stadium a few times until I came to this view point, the most pleasing to my eye. This image was taken at dusk with zub-zero temperatures. You can see that the lake infront of the stadium is frozen over. Brrrrrr


Beijing Birds Nest Stadium

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When I was a lad…. I had one of those ladybird reading books showing wonders and facts from around the world and in it was the Great Wall of China. I was fascinated by it and wished I could go and walk on that wall.


Well, many years later, my dream of walking on the wall came true. It was a cold December day and as I approached the wall, I took my gloves of and touched it with my bare hands. Yeah, I know I was being just a little sentimental but it felt like an accomplishment to me.

And wall did not disappoint… Some parts consisted of steep steps that had to be carefully climbed whereas others parts were a lot flatter. It still amazes me in how difficult it must have been to build it.


When I arrived there, it was early morning and the air was a little misty which added some atmosphere to the images. Hope you like the photos.

View from the Great Wall at MutianYu

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

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People People everywhere… Just look at the number of people here. This is East Nanjing Road in Shanghai, a popular shopping street.
Nanjing Road
In another part of Shanghai you can find Antique Street. Here you can find an assortment of trinkets and antiques. Not sure if they were authentic or reproductions though.
The time of year was just perfect, with the leaves turning to yellow.

Antique Street

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I was in Shanghai a few weeks ago and I made it my photographic mission was to capture the City skyline of Pudong. I got up for a very early start to capture the dawn light. Standing on the Bund, I and aimed my camera over the Huangpu river towards the skyscrapers of Pudong. Some of the lights were still on in the buildings and the sun was just below the horizon.

Pudong at Dawn

This photo was taken in the evening. I waited for a passing boat to add a bit of motion to the image.

Pudong at Night

Shanghai is a great and modern city and I very much enjoyed my trip there.

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