Alex. Aussie. Follower of Jesus. I am armed with an Olympus OM-D and a sucker for street photography. This is my Tumblog of original photos.
Currently in: Hong Kong SAR

Passing through a Chinese village.

As an outsider looking in, and brought up mostly under Western influence, I think I’ve developed some silly, romantic idea of the Chinese village. During my short break in Xi’an, I was lucky enough to pass through one during which looked like to be their corn harvest season. People-watching here was fascinating for me.

I think the rural village is where the paradoxes of a modernising China are playing out the most, caught up between the traditions of a life on the land with vast changes in technology and lifestyles all around. It will be fascinating to watch how places like these respond. I, for one, will be a little disappointed should this life disappear. But as an outsider, my opinion and preferences also don’t matter.

100km north-west of Xi’an

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10.1
Happy birthday, PRC.
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10.1

Happy birthday, PRC.

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The Madness of ‘Ghost’ Street.

One of the off-tourist-brochure highlights of Beijing is ‘簋街’, otherwise more commonly recognised as ‘鬼街’ or ‘Ghost Street’. Running for almost a mile, red lanterns on both sides line the sidewalks of this stretch of road, with hungry punters lining up outside of its restaurants to get their fill. To ease the pain of the wait, a number of restaurants supply patrons with sunflower seeds or other such snacks to nibble on, with their shells disposed on the sidewalks. The most popular dishes on 簋街 are its 麻辣 dishes, oftentimes cooked with yabbies (or lobster-like shrimps), fish and stalls of 串 (chuanr).

Guijie, Beijing

 



Details of a City.
What you might see on a typical shoot around the streets of Beijing.
Near Jingshan Park, Beijing
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Details of a City.

What you might see on a typical shoot around the streets of Beijing.

Near Jingshan Park, Beijing

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Crossing.
Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong

Crossing.

Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong



Lending a Hand.
The flowers the old fella is selling holds a special place in my heart as my late grandfather use to plant them in our backyard. Brings back memories of him every time I catch a whiff of their fragrance.
Central, Hong Kong

Lending a Hand.

The flowers the old fella is selling holds a special place in my heart as my late grandfather use to plant them in our backyard. Brings back memories of him every time I catch a whiff of their fragrance.

Central, Hong Kong



At your Service.
I tried it once; it was the most enjoyable $20-something bucks I spent in a long time.
Central, Hong Kong

At your Service.

I tried it once; it was the most enjoyable $20-something bucks I spent in a long time.

Central, Hong Kong



Nothing Goes to Waste
Wan Chai Wet Markets, Hong Kong

Nothing Goes to Waste

Wan Chai Wet Markets, Hong Kong



HOT.
And you know it.
Pedder Street, Central

HOT.

And you know it.

Pedder Street, Central



Vertical
Hong Kong is the most verical city in the world. 

Vertical

Hong Kong is the most verical city in the world. 



OPENING SOON.
Larger than life.
Queens Road Central, Hong Kong

OPENING SOON.

Larger than life.

Queens Road Central, Hong Kong



Neon.
I love how the little neon sign on the corner of the older building lends colour to the entire scene.
Wan Chai Wet Markets, Hong Kong

Neon.

I love how the little neon sign on the corner of the older building lends colour to the entire scene.

Wan Chai Wet Markets, Hong Kong



That Unmistakable Skyline
Hong Kong Harbour, Hong Kong

That Unmistakable Skyline

Hong Kong Harbour, Hong Kong



Tower
For 2 months of my life, I sat at a desk on the 23rd floor of this building, 3 seats away from the window overlooking the harbour; it was amazing. The tragedy is, I don’t think anybody else around me noticed the view.
IFC2, Hong Kong

Tower

For 2 months of my life, I sat at a desk on the 23rd floor of this building, 3 seats away from the window overlooking the harbour; it was amazing. The tragedy is, I don’t think anybody else around me noticed the view.

IFC2, Hong Kong



Crossing the Street
Jinbao Street, Beijing

Crossing the Street

Jinbao Street, Beijing