Monday, April 30, 2012

White Pagoda, Beijing, China

Here's another tourist attraction in Beijing, China, White Pagoda. Again it has a huge compound, landscaped into a park just like other parks in Beijing. There were performers, dancing non-stop. There are also wishing temples where people write their wish on a wooden tag and hang it at the trees outside the monastery. It is a nice place to hang out, especially when there's bright daylight. After the shivering cold winter, this is definitely a place to enjoy.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Accumulated photos, Beijing, China

Here are some accumulated photos over 2 weekends. As we always head out late, the sunlight is most of the time too strong, which kills the amazing colours. Here are some from different places such as YuYanTan  (a park full of peach blossoms), Temple of Heavens, and Forbidden City. Unfortunately, we went a little too early, most of the plants in YuYanTan have not bloom yet. What a bummer!! We also headed to Temple of Heavens but spend most shots on my film camera. On Top of that, we also headed to the Forbidden City, like its name stated, it's "forbidden" to go on weekends. We were frightened by the crowd and went some other less populated places.

Outermost Door before the entrance of the Forbidden City

Temple of Heavens

Bubble fascinated kids

Blooming peach blossom 

The photo below has nothing to do the above places. I'm just very amazed by the sharpness of the Minolta 35-70 f4 lens also known as Mini Beercan. This photo was cropped at 100% zoom.