Relaxing in Houhai, Xicheng

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Daily Photo – Relaxing in Houhai, Xicheng

This is one of my favorite areas of Beijing. There is a beautiful lake that is surrounded by all sorts of little shops, restaurants, quaint bridges, and tons of interesting people. One of my favorite things to do is go here in the middle of the day, take a ton of photos, then relax in a cafe with my camera with a glass of wine (or two!) and watch everyone go by… still snapping photos. That is a good day!

Relaxing in Houhai, Xicheng

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-05-30 00:32:14
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/750
  • Aperture
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramShutter speed priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

  • Arlen

    About a year ago after completing my new york indianapolis tour with my class fellow. I have been decided to visit the beautiful country of China. Then first time I went there to see its incredible beauty and its delightful heritage sights. That was a memorable journey of my traveling life but I never visited the Xicheng during this trip. Now, I am thinking to visit this destination again and want to visit all those places that I have been missed during my previous tour.

  • susan ratcliff

    beautiful Trey! 🙂

  • Melody Migas

    Pretty shot. I would like that place.
    Mine is a place called “The Wharf” on the intercostal waterway. It has a couple of our favorite restaurants, a waterfront walk, outdoor music, an art gallery, and an eclectic mix of shops. Plus they occasionally have events like a vintage car show, a boat show, fishing tournaments, laser lights, and fireworks. So there is always something to photograph there.

  • Thanks! 🙂

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