Month: December 2011

Chicago 2011 black-and-white photos

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I’ve arranged some of my photos from my 5-day Chicago trip during summer 2011 into a Shockwave flash video.  My Chicago sojourn was part of my fast 3-week trip to the USA, my first return since moving to China in 2006.

You can also view it as a PowerPoint presentation on

You can see my travel presentations, including my photos from Tibet, Nepal, and India, on the Travel page.

holidays in Chengdu

Ego store – one-eyed holiday creatures


It was a rare sunny Saturday afternoon, and an even rarer free day.  I took my camera to the Chunxi Road shopping area for a glimpse of the holiday insanity.  Christmas decorations are everywhere, even though it isn’t a Chinese holiday, but the shopping frenzy is making great inroads into the Chinese urban lifestyle.

After lunch at a local food court, I had a hot chocolate at Starbucks, then went to a pet store to buy a dog coat for my, um, dog.  Some new rawhide bones too.  I bought some food, then went home to spend the rest of the weekend napping and watching movies on DVD.

Merry, merry.


Dior tree



3Lollipops and candied fruit




Louis Vuitton display