Tag Archives: Beijing

A trip to China (pt.5)

15 Mar

I was in awe of the residential buildings in China. They are huge. There are quite plain and unattractive I must add. I was unable to get close to them because of the restrictions you have when on a package tour. I would love to see how people actually live in these monumental edifices. Many of them look new but are really rough around the edges and some, as you can see in the pictures, are falling apart. Enjoy the video/slideshow and music…

 

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A Trip to China (pt. 4)

8 Mar

There are lots of signs in China – many informative and amusing. Enjoy this video/slideshow. I wrote a cool tune for the video.

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A trip to China (pt.2)

22 Feb

The nights in some cities in China are spectacular. Beijing was great and Shanghai was wonderful but the few hours we had in the evening in Chongquing were amazing. I wish we had one or two more evenings. This slideshow video features night shots form, in order, Beijing, Chonquing, the yangtse including a bridge in Badong, and Shanghai. It is well and truly lit up.

Enjoy the video and music.

A trip to China (pt.1)

17 Feb

As the most populated country in the world China is frequently mentioned in various quarters.
It is really a subject of discussion in the opening moths of 2020 because of the outbreak of the coronavirus – COVID-19.
I was on a trip in China just before the outbreak in early November 2019 so just missed this.
Below is a general slideshow/video of the trip.
The place is fascinating …
On one hand the technological prowess and advancement is proudly displayed to its citizens and visitors. But a closer look reveals that this is just a veneer. 10 to 20 year old buildings are crumbling. These are just brief observations made from a tour bus and river cruise. There was no time to look closer. I would love to go back to see some of these apartment complexes and towns in more detail.

There will be more videos posted centred on themes – buildings, people, cars, etc.

Enjoy the video. The music was composed one evening with just a guitar and some effect pedals.