China

July 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The beauty of Asia and its people is not more evident than in China. Sure there are a lot of people but even in non verbal exchanges it is obvious they enjoy a joke and aspire to much the same things as we do. The big difference is their fascinating culture and the way it is clashing with the modernisation and westernising of the country. From a photographic point of view it provides a lot of choices from the ageing bike framed by a brick wall at the Summer Palace in Bejing to the 431km/h Maglev train.

The great climbThe Mongols may have stormed across the wall but would have had a lot harder time going along it, particularly this steep stretch near Bejing, The seemingly endless accommodation towers leave an indelible mark on the visitor.  In the cities the prices of small units is very high and occupants say, with husband and wife both working they have problems repaying the interest.The great wall of unitsHundreds of towers stretch across the landscape beyond the big cities. The great climbThe Mongols may have stormed across the wall but would have had a lot harder time going along it, particularly this steep stretch near Bejing, The great climbThe Mongols may have stormed across the wall but would have had a lot harder time going along it, particularly this steep stretch near Bejing, The great climbThe Mongols may have stormed across the wall but would have had a lot harder time going along it, particularly this steep stretch near Bejing, At 431km/hr travelling by train has all the fun of a roller coaster ride. This choo choo does the 30 kilometre trip to the airport in under eight minutes against almost an hour by road. Although costing over a billion dollars to build the train tickets are not expensive as it is subsidised by the government.The amazing Maglev train.Short for Magnetic Levitation this Australian-invented thrill machine prepares to leave Shanghai for the airport. Fine water droplets sprayed over a water garden give this cloud like effect to this charming shopping precinct. Thousands of tourists roam the streets to try local food and escape the heat.The floating mallThese decorative shops appear to float on air in Shanghai.


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