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Beijing : Beijing, sometimes romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world. The population as of 2012 was 20,693,000

Beijing

winkstudios

Beijing, sometimes romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's ...

Updated: Mar 23, 2015 9:47pm PST

Amelia, Hannah & Co. - 2015 :

Amelia, Hannah & Co. - 2015

tchokwe

Updated: Mar 15, 2015 5:55pm PST

China Changing, 2011 : In November 2011, after a 26 year gap, I returned to China to see for myself the changes.  Let me first say that I would not trade our democratic way of life in the U.S.with all its marvels and messiness.  However, I was thunderstruck by how much can be accomplished in only a quarter of a century, under the Chinese political system.  Edicts trump the U.S. way of getting something done.  It is a powerful sight to see.  In 1986, there were almost no cars.  Overwhelmingly, people were on bikes.  There were a few trucks, some buses, fewer taxis and almost no private cars in the big cities.  In 2011, it has almost totally flipped.  There are almost no bikes, though we saw lots of scooters and motorcycles along with a zillion cars.  And, of course, there are many new trains and subway systems.<br />
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I was amazed at the amount of new construction, in high rise apartments and in business towers.  We were greeted with stunningly creative architecture.  As we moved to the outskirts of cities, we saw mile after mile of attractive residential high rises.  The stunning condos in the cities, especially along the waterways, are incredibly expensive but there is no shortage of wealthy Chinese people able to buy them.   I personally feel that if you picked up Beijing and put it anywhere in the U.S., it would be the best looking city in our country.  <br />
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Another major visible change is the appearance of the people.  In ’86, a large percentage of people wore the traditional gray or navy ‘uniforms’ that had been adopted during the Mao years.  There are almost none left.  The Chinese people dress very much like we do in the U.S.<br />
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I hope you will enjoy this photographic odyssey to modern China and perhaps be stimulated to travel there on your own.<br />
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Bryna Webber

China Changing, 2011

Dick Tompkins

In November 2011, after a 26 year gap, I returned to China to see for ...

Updated: Mar 12, 2015 12:30pm PST

Eloїse, Félix & Co. - 2015 :

Eloїse, Félix & Co. - 2015

tchokwe

Updated: Feb 22, 2015 10:39pm PST

Andorra, December 2014 : With some free time and cheap airfares, I decided to bookend my Pregue trip with some time in the mountains.  Tiny Andorra was the first stop.

Andorra, December 2014

Christopher

With some free time and cheap airfares, I decided to bookend my Pregue ...

Updated: Jan 28, 2015 7:59am PST

Christmas - 2014 :

Christmas - 2014

tchokwe

Updated: Jan 02, 2015 10:23pm PST

Amelia, Hannah & Co. - 2014 :

Amelia, Hannah & Co. - 2014

tchokwe

Updated: Jan 02, 2015 11:39am PST

4th of July in Sausalito 2011 : 4th of July fireworks in a around Saulsalito & Cavallo Point overlook Golden Gate Bridge.

4th of July in Sausalito 2011

H BrownTon Photography

4th of July fireworks in a around Saulsalito & Cavallo Point overlook ...

Updated: Dec 08, 2014 6:17pm PST

3. Aswan : ASWAN AT NIGHT PICTURES, EGYPT AND JORDAN TRIP, OAT

3. Aswan

ANDREW RABATIN

ASWAN AT NIGHT PICTURES, EGYPT AND JORDAN TRIP, OAT

Updated: Nov 17, 2014 11:36am PST

Carnival Dream St. Maarten / St. Martin Pics : Carnival Dream is a Dream class cruise ship. At 130,000 tons, she was the largest ship yet built for the Carnival Cruise Lines. Her sister ship, Carnival Breeze is the latest in the line’s ships, entering service on June 3, 2012, while her other sister ship Carnival Magic entered service in May 2011.

Carnival Dream St. Maarten / St. Mart...

ANDREW RABATIN

Carnival Dream is a Dream class cruise ship. At 130,000 tons, she was ...

Updated: Nov 06, 2014 1:44pm PST

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