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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 Tweet This Post



Published on January 28, 2012, by in Chengdu.

Wenshufang, big cooking pot Tweet This Post


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 Tweet This Post


upscale restaurant

Published on January 25, 2012, by in Photography.

window view – Marco Polo Bridge, Chengdu Tweet This Post


First Ring Road, afternoon

Published on January 23, 2012, by in Photography.

Colourful Town – KTV Tweet This Post