TIME article on rare photographs taken in China during the Qing dynasty

Click for original article and gallery. These Rare Examples of Early Photography in China Captured a Disappearing World Lily Rothman 9:00 AM EST When photography was invented in the mid-19th century, France became the nation that could boast providing the landscape captured in the first known photograph — but it didn’t take too long for… Read More

Earth Temple/Ditan Park

Ditan Park, or Temple of Earth. It’s huge, and packed. One of the most popular festivals during the Spring Festival, this is a giant fair. The temple has its version of boardwalk games, and barkers of course, that go on and on. Did see one show, folk-festival dancing of some sort. Some great lamb kabobs… Read More

Central Business District

The adventures of Bill in Beijing… The Central Business District, shoot. Took a rare opportunity on Lunar New Year’s Day to shoot Beijing’s Central Business District (CBD) while it was deserted. The CBD is Beijing’s Wall Street. Usually it’s one of the busiest places on Earth, I would imagine. Jam packed with people everywhere usually,… Read More

Food in Beijing

The adventures of Bill in Beijing… The food in Beijing is, interesting. It’s also quite good, a lot of the food. Some of it is really god awful. I mean ‘wtf, why are you eating that?!’ sort of bad. For example, you can order and eat chicken cartilage. Yum eh? The selection, when it comes… Read More

Jingshan Park

The adventures of Bill in Beijing… Jingshan Park. Just a quick walk up the hill on Jingshan Park to take a few pictures and sit for a bit. It’s part of the parks and lakes adjoining the Forbidden City. This area used to be an imperial garden for the emperors. Good view from the hill… Read More