Thursday, February 20, 2020

A secular, commercial Christmas. Just like home.

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I've never visited Beijing in December before so I was puzzled by the universal presence of Christmas. Trees, baubles, reindeer and carols...

Beijing: Photography and Starbucks

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The Far East is a photographer's paradise. In Japan, for instance, photography is a particular passion and old Leica film cameras are...

Peek-a-book Beijing: Getting into the picture

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On of the endearing facets of China is the willingness of passers-by to pose for the odd photographer, the odder the better....

Beijing: In the footsteps of the Emperors

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Ming and Qing Emperors stood on this spot twice a year to pray for a good harvest. In their progress through the...

Beijing: Red legs in the sunset

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More exercise for the X-Vario on the streets of Sanlitun in Beijing.

Streettog Mykonos: Tantrums and calm

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Not everyone seems impressed with the painting. Whether it is the artist or the parent disappearing into the foliage that triggered the tantrum we...

Packing for a trip: Decisions, decisions

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What stuff to pack for a given trip? This is a cause of much cogitation whenever I am planning a weekend away, a one-week...

Street Photography Beijing style

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UPDATED ARTICLE When it comes to street photography I often feel more at ease in Asia than I do on the streets of London. In...