A Few of my Favorite Photos from China, May 2011

I was just reminiscing as I looked at some of my photos.  We have been really fortunate to travel far and wide.  Still many places to see but here are a few from China, where we visited in May 2011.  I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them.  I captioned some where I thought it would be helpful.

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Forbidden City, Beijing, China, detail on door.

We went to the opera one evening and were able to visit back stage before the show began.  I took this photo of a lead performer as she was applying her makeup.  It is one of my all time favorites.

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Preparing for the opera

Some shots from Beijing and along the Yangzi River, where we cruised for five days to Shanghai, after visiting the Terra-Cotta warriors in Xian.

The Terra-cotta warriors were originally painted.  The color has faded over the years but if you look really hard you can just make out the slightest hint of it.

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A visit to Jing Shan Park in Beijing disclosed this street artist.  I found his art of calligraphy very interesting and entertaining.  His medium was water and his work quickly disappeared, but not too quickly as I captured it with my camera.

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Vanishing street calligraphy, Beijing

This photo of a bride and groom was taken outside the Temple of Heaven.  I find the composition, with the groom sitting on the wall looking down on his bride, very interesting.

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Unfortunately, some of my photos from the trip are missing.  I will continue to search for them.  Here are a few more from the ones I have available.  I will eventually find the others and post some of them in the future.

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