Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Pics - China and Hong Kong
Me at the Summer Palace or some shit like that...
The centre-piece of the Maoist hangover that pounds in the heads of the chinese. This is the forbidden city. Many emporers lived and governed from here for the bulk of Chinese history. What a cheekly little monkey Mao is.
I'm stuggling to find the words to describe how it felt when I had this photo taken. The Great Wall will forever be one of the greatest things I've seen/experienced in my life. Plus I was scared tp death of falling off. By far, the Highlight of my trip to China.
One my favourite pictures on the trip. I slowed the shutter speed down so the cars are blurry yet the bell tower is in focus. Oh yeah, this is the bell tower in Xian. I took this picture from the balcony in my hostel. Not bad.
What a great hostel. They let you play with swords when you are drunk. This poor german bastard was blind drunk and passed out in the chair in the hostel bar. In the event you are wondering, that is an apple on his face. Tomatoes in nose and toes not pictured.
I mentioned the pollution in Xian in my blog a few weeks ago. This was not a foggy day. Breath it in.
The Terracotta Wariors were as hyped up as the Spiderman Movies were and equally dull. These are the only ones have been fully unearthed though there are thousands more still burried. Originally they were painted as well but the paint dissolves in the first 24 hrs of exposure to light and oxygen.
Hard to believe this place is in China. Shanghai feels like another planet. The architecture here has been the most impressive in asia. There is the ultra modern, the traditional chinese (even the largest buildings under construction have scaffolding made of bamboo) and french and english colonial.
Hong Kong has one of the most famous waterfronts in the world. Something tells me the government pays to have these chinese style junk boats zipping around all the time.
The famous Hong Kong light show (try to imagine these sky scrapers flashing and playing music that sounds like an old nintendo from underwater).
I'll post more pics from vietnam and cambodia and thailand really soon. maybe.