17 January 2007

China Gallery

In the spring of 2006 I spent a week in China. I'm not sure what I was expecting beyond some crazy traffic and a bunch of neon. In any case, what I found was a surprise in some ways. I thought that on the street I might be treated either with suspicion or completely ignored, but instead I found people friendly and curious. Oh, and they can make a mean bowl of noodles. Here are a few of the pictures.

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22 March 2006

Village Girl

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Mother & Child

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21 March 2006

Farmer In The Market

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20 March 2006

Taking The Long Way Home

Here's proof that it's often good to take the long way. This is where I ended up when I hopped on the outbound bus instead of the one headed back into town.

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19 March 2006

Waitresses in Lijiang

And they sing too!

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Lijiang Again

The film is back from the lab and there are a few more pictures I'd like to put up. If you're tired of China, I'm sorry. I'm obviously not.

For this one, I stood for about 15 minutes with my camera to my eye waiting for a shot to compose itself. This one miraculously appeared. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it definitely wasn't this. In any case, you just have to admit, dogs eating from chopsticks, now that's just plain fun, isn't it?

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08 March 2006

Cool Chinese Guy

I don't even remember taking this picture, but it's turning out to be one of my favorite pictures from the trip. China. Whatever you think you know about it, you don't.

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06 March 2006

This Is Taipei

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03 March 2006

Lantau Island

Believe it or not, this is what you find when you climb up over to the back side of the hill from one of Asia's busiest airports.

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02 March 2006

Sunset From Kowloon

This city might be the end of me. From what I can tell, no one sleeps here. The setting sun is apparently just a sign that the day is finally getting underway.

I, on the other hand, am in desperate need of sleep.

Which confirms it. The problem with the world is this: the hours go by too fast. Somebody please slow the clock down. I'd be grateful.

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Contextualization

Walmart has come to Kunming, but the grocery section is probably a little different than the one in your neighborhood...

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01 March 2006

Morning Games

There are so many tiny stories that come around when you let them on a trip like this. The buildings were built very close together in this neighborhood, sometimes narrow enough that I could reach both sides of the street with my arms outstretched.

These two were playing cards at the edge of the light when I found them on a walk one morning. They didn't look up until I got down right next to them and, even then, the foreigner with the camera hardly registered. Obviously, there were more important things to pay attention to. They were focused on the immediate. But, then again, so was I. And it was a good place to be.

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Wheels

So many bicycles...

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28 February 2006

Guard Dog

Not sure where this was, somewhere on the highway north out of Kunming, somewhere near N 25 10' by E 102 36'.

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Unknown Village

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Breakfast

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Lijiang

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25 February 2006

Not Really Sure What To Call This

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Electric

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Curious

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Welcome To China

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