Wedding photography and the Gugong

It isn't possible to walk along the northern moat of the Gugong, the Forbidden City, without falling over brides and the...

Beijing: Enterprise and industry at 6400 ISO

Bicycle repair shop and electic bicycle charging station: Everyone is beavering away in Beijing. Not working isn't an option here. This business is scraping...

A secular, commercial Christmas. Just like home.

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

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

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

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

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