The Kwik-E-Mart in the Backstreets of Beijing

I went ahead and bought a cardboard sheet of dried fish even though I was not hungry. It was sort of like getting one of those tiny fried apple pies from 7-11, only completely opposite.
The Kwik-E-Mart in the backstreets of Beijing

The Tapas Bar at the IFC

Here is a shot of a cool tapas bar on top of the IFC in Hong Kong.
The Bar at the IFC

The Blue of Lamma Island

Lamma Island is one of the many tiny islands surrounding Hong Kong. It has some great fish restaurants… needless to say.
The Blue of Lamma Island

Crystal Puzzle in Hong Kong

This was found on top of a building in central Hong Kong…
The Crystal Complex

Night in Hong Kong

This is close to midnight from the harbor in Hong Kong with a full moon rising.
Nights in Hong Kong

The Christian Church in Beijing

I shot this just after dusk…
Beijing Christian Church

The Back Streets of Beijing

I tried to get into Tiananmen Square in the middle of the big pre-Olympic celebration. The military not only had the whole square shut down, but they also had all the surrounding blocks at a standstill.

A taxi dropped me off where the police told him to drop me off – and my taxi driver did not ask questions. It was impossible for me to get over to the square. All of my cajoling and joking with the Chinese government police was absolutely not working. They neither found me charming nor amusing. It was about as useful as when I was stuck in immigration in Canada and trying to get back across the border using only my Blockbuster card as identification.

This left me in an older part of Beijing for about 5 hours trying to find my way back to my hotel or something I could recognize, since most of the car activity was shut down in the central part of the city. I went through a ton of back streets and captured many interesting things with my camera. I’ll post them in coming weeks!

The Backstreets of Beijing

Across the Chinese Countryside

The green valleys of remote China on a summer day…
Across the Chinese Countryside

The Ferry Port of Hong Kong

This was taken around 11 PM after I took the ferry back from Kowloon to the island of Hong Kong. The big building there is the controversial IFC2 building that went against the city building codes by exceeding the visible height of the nearby mountains.
The Ferry Port of Hong Kong


I just got to Leipzig, Germany and I am looking forward to exploring. I hope I get some more time!


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