Category - China

Turtles at market, Nanning, China

Turtles at Market, Nanning

Turtles for sale at a market on the fringes of Nanning, China, a sprawling city of seven million many of you have never heard of. So it goes with many mid-sized Chinese cities.

Early morning wedding photos at Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium during the 2008 Olympic Games

Early Morning Wedding Photos, Beijing

Today’s Daily Pic is of a wedding scene I caught early on a Sunday morning while on my way to the Bird’s Nest during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Although it was all precisely choreographed by the wedding planner to the left, a...

Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai

Big – Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower

I just finished lamenting how un-big the backpack I’ll be living out of for the next 14 to 16 months is going to be, so it’s nice to have this antidote, courtesy of this week’s Wordress Photo Challenge. This is the 88-story tall Jin...

freshly-boiled dog at a market in Nanning

A Dog at the Market

You can now cross Boiled Dog in a Nanning Market off your list of things to see before you die. I’ve posted this pic a couple times before but it’s the first one to come to mind when Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack asked visitors...

Five Long Exposures Inside Shanghai’s...

And a hideously tacky Tourist Tunnel it is. But it makes for some great photo opportunities during the course of its five-minute journey. Everything about the tunnel, which connects The Bund and Puxi to the Pudong Financial District beneath the...

First Photos of China’s...

Utterly fascinating. Some of the fossils almost look alive. Gizmodo: First Photos of China’s 298-Million-Year-Old Buried Forest. Related articles 298-Million-Year-Old Forest Discovered Under Chinese Coal Mine (gizmodo.com.au)

A few China news links…

Even folks in China get tired of buying all the things they make. This was taken in Shanghai last May during one of two trips I made to China last year and I remain utterly fascinated. Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao met today in...

Piran Café in 2010

That’s a boiled dog prepped and ready for sale in a small market in Nanning, China. Apparently, it offended western sensibilities enough to make a related post the most visited on this blog in 2010. Team WordPress sent out a Your 2010...