The morning of Sept. 11, 2010, just before we left for Beijing Capital International Airport to catch our flight to US, my husband and I squeezed in a brief visit to Gong Wang Fu. According to Wikipedia, “The Prince Gong’s Mansion (Chinese: 恭王府) or Gong Wang Fu Museum is located in the western part of [...]
Archive for September, 2010
Changchun ［长春］, the capital city of Jilin Province in the Northeast China, is my hometown. During my recent trip to China, I’d get up in the early mornings and go to the local parks to simply engage in “people watching.” Many people, old and young, dressed in exercise clothes or not, in large groups or [...]
Shanghai ［上海］, China, is the host of this year’s World Expo ［世博会］, which runs from May 1 to Oct. 31. My family and I visited it on Aug. 28 and were simply overwhelmed with the tens of thousands of people that flocked to the Expo each day. We were not ale to visit China Pavilion–the [...]
I visited Yuan Ming Yuan [The Old Summer Palace, 圆明园] on Sept. 9, 2010 when I was in China. I missed the Lotus Festival, which ended on Aug. 31. 2010. I was still able to capture a few remaining lotus. The other two shots are of the ruins of Yuan Ming Yuan, which was looted [...]
I just came back from a two-week photography trip in China. Finally, I got to visit the world famous terra-cotta soldiers ［兵马俑］– those life-size army soldiers and horses entombed with China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang [秦始皇］–in Xi’an ［西安］. It was quite an amazing experience!