Monday, September 1, 2014

Around Yuayao, China

Yuyao is a city mostly devoid
of any beauty.
It is a pragmatic factory town.
People come here
to make fortunes small and big.
But there's a mountain on the outskirts.
With tea plantations and
hiking paths when you tired of asphalt and concrete and dust
and garbage.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

first foreign visitor

There are still towns in China that have seen very few foreigners.
We arrived at a newly built hotel.
Everything was brand new.
The lobby staff had a group picture taken with me in the middle.
A very lucky and auspicious day for a newly
opened LNTERNATIONAL hotel.
Yes, they how they spell it.

qiqushan temple in sichuan china

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

china the beautiful

The last 2 weekends I've been
invited to trips around the country side of China.
Covered thousands of miles.
Mostly in the sichuan province.
I've seen more amazing mountains
than a lifetime of visits to Chinese restaurants
with the ubiquitous ink paintings ever
exposed me to.
Thing is those mountains actually exist.
In real.
Thousands of them.
with fog hanging between the peaks, just like in the drawings.
But i just couldn't photograph it.
I was in awe.
Here's a few other shots from my trips.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

chinese shadow art

Advertising is not art.
An empty hoarding, with no advertising can be art.
Think about that, Marissa.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

the world's biggest building

The Global Mall in Chengdu.
They say it has the biggest foot print
of any building in the world.
There's an indoor beach.
And a million other things.