Beijing

Modern Beijing

Modern Beijing

Beijing architecture is not all Ming dynasty and hugely impressive squares.   Modern structures abound in the numerous shopping precincts around the city.  This one incorporates China’s first Apple store. The staff are  wonderfully welcoming, mostly knowledgeable and brimming with enthusiasm.  Sadly the available to purchase product line lags between 6-12 months behind New York, […]


China National Theatre – Beijing

China National Theatre - Beijing

oOn an overcast Beijing day while the crowds are distracted by ongoing preparations for National Day October 1st. 2009 in nearby Tiananmen the National Theatre somehow looks even more  impressive than usual.


Beijing, Chongwenmen Ma Mian

Beijing, Chongwenmen Ma Mian

Duan Tai (Ma Mian) buttress recreated from original stone once part of Beijing city walls situated at Chongwenmen. Beijing October 2009


Beijing hutong celebrates

Beijing hutong celebrates

Residents in a Beijing hutong fly the flag for National Day 2009.