China Visit

Having just returned from a trip to China – my first visit – I am struck by the sheer scale of the country. I visited mainly some of the biggest cities – Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong and when people talk of the booming economy, I now know what they mean, first hand. Concrete high rises have been erected everywhere over the past decade or so and the traditional architechtural heritage is being swamped, if not lost, in this massive expansion. However, I was very fortunate to be able to visit The Forbidden City, which is an impressive experience.

Inside the Forbidden City, Beijing

Part of The Forbidden City from outside

Shanghai was particularly fascinating. The colonial past lingered firmly within the impressive new skyscrapers dominating the skyline and, like Hong Kong, had a feel of a long standing trading relationship with the rest of the world.

A glimpse of Pudong from behind the old buildings of the Bund

Hong Kong Island from the ferry

Traditional fishing boat in front of Hong Kong island

I managed to spend a little time taking some street photographs. I love taking pictures of people. Keep an eye on the One Day Films Website for some street photos from China that I am currently preparing.