The Shanghai Skyline, Night and Day

If you can stand all the pushing and shoving of the millions walking along The Bund in Shanghai, you can get up to the riverside rail and get a photo of the colorful and architecturally distinguished modern Shanghai skyline.

By |2019-02-28T09:18:15-05:00February 24, 2019|Categories: Asia, China, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |0 Comments

Time Zones, A Photo Exhibit, Minneapolis, March-July 2017

If you landed on this page to see what time it is in Minneapolis, Click this link. If you want to see some nice photos, scroll down What is below is a catalog of my [...]

2016 Books and Beds

Jackson Street Booksellers, Omaha In this second annual round-up of the books I’ve read and the beds I’ve slept in, I gotta admit I’m cutting corners on the reading list. Every year, I [...]

50 of Our Favorite Photos of 2016

It was a bit of an odd year for us in 2016. While we did some trips around the Midwest in the first half of the year (and Kris went to Baja California by herself) [...]

Potala Palace at Night, Lhasa, Tibet

The Potala Palace is the erstwhile home of the Dali Lama and the holy of holies of Tibetan Buddhism. We got a lot of shots of the outside of the palace, but unfortunately, no photography [...]

By |2016-12-19T16:41:22-05:00December 8, 2016|Categories: Asia, China, Photo of the Day, Tibet, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |0 Comments

Shanghai: A Tour of China’s Accelerated City

Watching Shanghai's accelerated growth, as seen from the World Financial Center (the bottle opener) with the striking Jin Mao Tower in the foreground. Shanghai is frequently described as the New York City of [...]

By |2019-02-16T10:20:48-05:00December 5, 2016|Categories: Arts and Culture, Asia, China, History Travel|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Starting Out: A Viking River Cruise in China

No matter how many pictures one sees of the Great Wall, it is irresistible when seen in person. Our view. It’s complicated summing up a trip like our recent travels to China. When [...]

By |2018-11-01T18:29:02-05:00October 27, 2016|Categories: Asia, China, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , |19 Comments

Tour Beijing’s Past and Future in Hutong Alleys

A garden and preserved wooden window screens at the Shijia Hutong Museum offer relief from the rows of gray buildings. If you just pass through Beijing for a couple days to visit the [...]

By |2018-03-11T20:22:35-05:00October 5, 2016|Categories: Asia, China, History Travel|Tags: , |12 Comments

Locks, Three Gorges Dam, Yangtze River, China

It's hard to get perspective on the Three Gorges Dam itself without taking a helicopter ride. We saw photos from such vantage points and they were spectacular. But on this overcast day, our only option [...]

By |2017-08-19T17:03:59-05:00September 29, 2016|Categories: Asia, China, Photo of the Day|Tags: , |1 Comment