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

The Temple of Heaven, Beijing

One of the coolest things about this pavilion in the Temple of Heaven complex, other than the spectacular painting of course, was the fact that these galleries wound around the park in various directions, and [...]

By |2016-09-22T06:15:20-05:00September 22, 2016|Categories: Asia, China, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Great Wall Near Beijing, China

It's hard to say anything original about the Great Wall of China, other than according to some astronauts' accounts I've read, you really can't see it from space. The Great Wall, especially the Badaling section [...]

By |2016-09-25T09:32:37-05:00September 21, 2016|Categories: Asia, China, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |1 Comment

The Moat of the Forbidden City, Beijing

Perhaps the hardest part of shooting in the Forbidden City of Beijing is trying to get just one shot that doesn't have a thousand people in it. We've been to a lot of tourist attractions [...]

By |2016-09-20T10:52:22-05:00September 20, 2016|Categories: Asia, China, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |0 Comments