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.

Monday, April 9, 2012

798 Art District, Beijing, China part 2

The place is also a very popular place for photoshooting. I have seen several photoshootings carrying on during my visit. Here are some to share.

Friday, April 6, 2012

798 Art District, Beijing, China part 1

The weekend after Hou Hai, we headed to the 798 Art District. The district is an area of decommissioned military factory buildings of age 50-years old. It's famous for its unique architectural style buildings. I somehow couldn't find the entrances of the factories. However, there are plenty of interesting stuffs around the District.. Here are some photos to share.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hou Hai, Beijing, China

After the great wall, we continued our day at Hou Hai. It's an area with 3 lakes connected with narrow stream. It's indeed a very nice place to hangout during the evening for recreational activities and also night time. The reflection of LED lights during the night make the lake very colourful but I did not have my tripod with me so I missed out a lot. Here are some to share..

Monday, April 2, 2012

Great Wall of China(Badaling stretch), Beijing, China

I believe it's a must to visit the great wall when you visit Beijing, it's one of the 7 wonders of the world. It was really nice to experience the steepness of the path ways. There will be a lot of question marks in your mind while you walk along it. One of the question that I had in mind was, how fit soldiers have to be to stay put on their guard or maneuver along the wall. However, the Badaling stretch is just too crowded for me, and the scenery aren't that nice, I think there are other stretches of the great wall which are much better. Here are some to share.