Category Archives: China

The Ribbon Dancer

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Beijing 2005 She stood near the entrance of the Temple of Heaven and practiced her art. She “flew” long colored cloths through the air, making designs and weaving her body in and out of the flowing silks. I shot this … Continue reading

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Encounter in Yunnan

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Somewhere in Yunnan Province, China 2005 These hand embroidered shoes were in a little box near the compound wall. They were displayed as if they were for sale.   They don’t look new but the embroidery looks fresh. Here is the … Continue reading

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Qinghai Provence

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China, 2007 We brought a lovely young Tibetan girl with us. She had a wardrobe of traditional clothing that her mother had sewn for her. Our leader always asked her to stand with her back to us. He didn’t want … Continue reading

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Tobacco Harvest

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Yunnan China 2005 I made the driver stop when I saw this man and his family drying their tobacco crop. The tobacco leaves were tied to long poles and were hung in a barn. Never mind if the barn was a … Continue reading

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Landscape with Canola Fields

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Qinghai, Province China 2007 The canola plants were in full blossom, a thatch of sunny yellow blossoms bobbing on thin green stalks. The mountains were that gray-blue that looks so uninteresting (to me) in a photograph. It took me many … Continue reading

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Contemplation

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Yushou, China 2007 I spotted this monk among the crowds at a festival. His hooded robe was unusual. I’d never seen one like it. I was quick to grab a shot. But as it often is, a quick shot is … Continue reading

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CURIOUS

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Guilin, China 2005 “Some animals are more equal than others.”  I’ve been watching a film about the life of George Orwell and thought of this quote from his book, “Animal Farm”. The book was a commentary on the rise of … Continue reading

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Chinese Farmers

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A Vegetable Market in China 2005 I was thinking that this was a basket full of lotus roots, however in comparing my photo to photos of lotus root, this isn’t lotus. But I know if you have a Chinese chef … Continue reading

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Color Palette

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China, 2005 I’ve found a new “category”. It’s called color palette. Now I can add some photos with colors that tell the story for me. This is a house on a city street in China. The rust-red color of the weathered … Continue reading

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Pagodas

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China 2007 Sorry. I can’t remember the name of this city. I do remember it was a metropolis and if we needed a bank we would find plenty of them here. The streets were filled with cars and lined with high-rise … Continue reading

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