May 2005


Shanghai expressways (3)  #



Demolition/ construction, Pudong, Shanghai (5)  #

Pudong, Shanghai.

See also a wobbly panorama of the same area.


Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Beijing (2)  #

The Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City, Beijing.


Eating China (7)  #

These delicacies and more await you in Eating China, a gallery of 36 photos.


Beijing back streets (1)  #

Hutong, Beijing.


Uyghur restaurant, Beijing (1)  #

While in Beijing we met up with Wen and Lanlan, toured their favorite hutong and ate some spicy Uyghur food at a place that I would never be able to find again.

Wen gave me an amazing photo book, "Humanism in China," the catalog from an exhibit of documentary photos a while back.

He noted that he had recently posted photos from a huge anti-Japan protest that the Chinese media chose to ignore entirely.


Beijing (0)  #

two thousand years club



Street Life, Chengdu, China (2)  #

Chengdu, China.

Ear cleaning.

Precision telecom repair.

The entire staff of a hotpot restaurant, including the hostess in red cheongsam and heels, holds a pep rally and takes a few laps around the parking lot before the dinner shift starts. (I took a movie of this accidentally.)

This woman was playing cards through the back fence of a tea garden, perhaps after committing some horrible violation of tea garden etiquette.


Chengdu, Sichuan, China (3)  #

Chengdu, China.


Mao Museum, Chengdu, China (4)  #

Wang Anting Xiaoxiao Zhanlanguan, aka the Mao Museum, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

The museum is the work of Wang Anting, right, who has collected many thousands of badges and other items bearing the likeness of Chairman Mao. The Mao impersonator at left may or may not have been part of the collection. The woman's role could not be ascertained.

Calling it a museum is a bit of a stretch.

It's really Mr. Wang's small dirt-floor house, which has been almost completely taken over by his collection.

To be honest, it could have used a little curating. (Photo by F.)

The trio kept wanting us to take pictures with them and various Maos. It was hard to leave. Literally.


Lijiang, Yunnan, China (3)  #

Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China.

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