Alex. Aussie. Follower of Jesus. I am armed with an Olympus OM-D. This is my Tumblog of original photos.
Based in Hong Kong SAR.
Remember, Remember.
When life is much simpler and joy was but a blow of soapy water away. 
Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou
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Remember, Remember.

When life is much simpler and joy was but a blow of soapy water away. 

Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou

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A Day In A Park In China (III) - The Opera Singers.

One of my absolute favorite things to do every time I travel to China and have some spare time is to find a public park to people watch. If the weather is nice, as it was this day in Guangzhou, you can often find a bustle of activity. In this series of photos, I’ll try to capture just some of that.

People’s Park (人民公园), Guangzhou



A Day In A Park In China (II) - The Chess Players.

One of my absolute favorite things to do every time I travel to China and have some spare time is to find a public park to people watch. If the weather is nice, as it was this day in Guangzhou, you can often find a bustle of activity. In this series of photos, I’ll try to capture just some of that.

People’s Park (人民公园), Guangzhou

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A Day In A Park In China (I) - The Dancers.

One of my absolute favorite things to do every time I travel to China and have some spare time is to find a public park to people watch. If the weather is nice, as it was this day in Guangzhou, you can often find a bustle of activity. In this series of photos, I’ll try to capture just some of that.

People’s Park (人民公园), Guangzhou

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People Watching in Beijing (5)
The Lone Saxophonist 
Sanlitun, Beijing
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People Watching in Beijing (5)

The Lone Saxophonist 

Sanlitun, Beijing

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People Watching in Beijing (4)
Newspaper boards are probably a relic of the past, but old habits die hard.
Sanlitun, Beijing
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People Watching in Beijing (4)

Newspaper boards are probably a relic of the past, but old habits die hard.

Sanlitun, Beijing

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People Watching in Beijing (3)
Concentration and competition.
Yonghegong Road, Beijing
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People Watching in Beijing (3)

Concentration and competition.

Yonghegong Road, Beijing

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People Watching in Beijing (2)
The Bird Men: These guys kept these trained birds as pets, and I watched as they performed all kinds of tricks with them. One such trick involved holding the bird out on one arm, and with their free arm would toss food in the air, where the bird would freely fly up to catch the food, and land back again on the arm.
Worker’s Stadium North Gate, Beijing
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People Watching in Beijing (2)

The Bird Men: These guys kept these trained birds as pets, and I watched as they performed all kinds of tricks with them. One such trick involved holding the bird out on one arm, and with their free arm would toss food in the air, where the bird would freely fly up to catch the food, and land back again on the arm.

Worker’s Stadium North Gate, Beijing

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People-watching in Beijing (1)
Old Friends
Worker’s Stadium North Gate, Beijing
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People-watching in Beijing (1)

Old Friends

Worker’s Stadium North Gate, Beijing

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Follow the Leader.
Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg
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(sorry, catching up on my Russian posts… a year later)

Follow the Leader.

Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg

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(sorry, catching up on my Russian posts… a year later)



Hungry hearts, hungry minds.
Beijing, China

Hungry hearts, hungry minds.

Beijing, China



One reason I love HK is for the colourful characters. We found this man by the harbourside blasting 80s HK pop music to himself while singing along to the choruses. 
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

One reason I love HK is for the colourful characters. We found this man by the harbourside blasting 80s HK pop music to himself while singing along to the choruses. 

Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong



Sitting, waiting, watching, hoping.
Guloudajie, Beijing

Sitting, waiting, watching, hoping.

Guloudajie, Beijing



One of the greatest culture shocks I’ve experienced since moving here to Beijing, and still continue to struggle with to some degree, is the absence of cheer on people’s faces. It’s certainly something I’ve taken for granted in Australia.

But the elderly of Beijing defy that. There is a sense of vitality about them which is infectious, and there’s nothing more I love than just watching them hanging out with each other when I’m out taking pictures.



Watcha cookin’?
Guijie, Beijing

Watcha cookin’?

Guijie, Beijing