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holiday week in Chengdu

Published on January 30, 2012, by in Chengdu.

The official Spring Festival holiday week has ended, shops are re-opening, and the city is slowly returning to life as people return from their travels.  I can’t honestly say that I’ve enjoyed all the peace and quiet – it’s been like living in a state of suspended animation – but I’ve had lots of time for guitar practice and reading. Here are some miscellaneous photos from my restless wandering: wave to the camera – temple fair, Wenshufang       Astro Boy     dog



Published on January 28, 2012, by in Chengdu.

Wenshufang, big cooking pot


temple fair

Published on January 26, 2012, by in Chengdu.

faces – temple fair, Wenshu Fang The temple fair is a Chinese New Year tradition; the Year of the Dragon began at midnight on February 23, and after the fireworks subsided, the streets around the temples and shopping areas were thronged with people.  I stayed in th e Wenshu Monastery area long enough to get some good shots, then escaped to the safety of less-crowded places.   casting shadows


upscale restaurant

Published on January 25, 2012, by in Photography.

window view – Marco Polo Bridge, Chengdu


First Ring Road, afternoon

Published on January 23, 2012, by in Photography.

Colourful Town – KTV