Tag overview for: 'china'
Entries on this site with 'china'
- iffr: trap street
Did Vivian Qu, writer and director of ' Trap Street ' ('Shui Yinjie', 2014) ever read Kafka's ' The Castle '? It would have been interesting to ask her, but she wasn't pre
- timeless tranquility
Chinese artist Li Xin's large landscape paintings explore that strange borderland where representation becomes abstraction and the depth of a mountain vista can turn into
- the great wall of china
The Great Wall of China in Badaling, an hour north of Beijing, on a quiet day. These days two other Chinese walls need to be mentioned as well, the Great Firewall and the
- beijing advertising
(No, that switchboard isn't part of the poster.)
- beijing crowds
Beijing's Forbidden City, the former imperial palace that these days is simply called the Palace Museum , draws tourists in tremendous thronging numbers. Much of its mysti
- xi'an stelae
The most impressive museum in Xi'an, China's ancient capital of Chang'an, houses the Forest of Stelae, a vast collection of ancient literature and calligraphy, all engrave
- dunhuang desert & caves
From Sichuan further northwest to China's traditional desert frontier, where the Silk Road oasis of Dunhuang lies on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert - quite literally, w
- danba & kangding
From the perpetually cloudy valleys of central Sichuan to the crystal clear air and high altitude sunlight of what is historically Kham , the Western province of the Tibet
- qingcheng shan
Mount Qingcheng, west of Chengdu, with its steep gorge paths, vertical landscapes and timeworn shrines and temples, shows where classical Chinese painters got their inspir
- chengdu textures
An impression of Chengdu's unlikely mixture of frenetic boomtown and contemplative tea gardens... Update: In retrospect this image seems to sum up Spring in Chengdu much b
- china trainscapes
China's vastness seen through dirty train windows, in transit between Guangzhou and Chengdu.
- guangzhou spring
Guangzhou in early March, already shimmering with heat and hazy skyscrapers on the horizon, including the soaring curves of the Canton Tower .
- macau deities
Hidden behind its modern facade of dazzling casinos, Macau's old town offers a fascinating blend of Chinese and Portuguese culture and religion, symbolized by the ruins of
- hong kong fog
Hong Kong in early March, both its iconic skyline and extensive mountain areas (great hiking territory !) shrouded in fog. For proper Hong Kong photography, Michael Wolf's
- the cold mountain path
Clambering up the Cold Mountain path, The Cold Mountain trail goes on and on: The long gorge choked with scree and boulders, The wide creek, the mist-blurred grass. The mo
- ink city
At the otherwise disappointing China Contemporary exhibition in Rotterdam, Chen Shaoxiong 's 'Ink City' is an interesting exception. An "ink video" consisting of 300 ink d
- futuristic shanghai
' Code 46 ', Michael Winterbottom 's thoughtful dystopian drama, treats such themes as the divide between haves and have-nots, genetic cloning and the nature of memory (wh
- shi jing
Some more on China... A sample from the ' Shi Jing ' ('Book of Songs' or 'Book of Odes'), the oldest collection of poetry from ancient China and one of the Five Classics .
- shanghai contrasts
- off to china...
- abstract high rise
Check these amazing photos of Hong Kong high rise. Almost Escher, except people live in it... Michael Wolf's Architecture of Density (Suggested by Jens .)