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This is the first of a series of portraits of modern China, currently the scene of the Olympic Games. All photos are by Marie-Claire Holmes.
Check back Tuesday for another side to life in China.
Posted by Tara Bradford on 11 August 2008 at 10:37 | Permalink
More lovely photos! Though that riverboat looks a little low in the water - hope they made it to land, fairly dry!
16 August 2008 at 10:55
don't know what to say Tara....
pictures show a nice face of China. It has to have one.
12 August 2008 at 12:34
These are just incredible photos. Thank you for sharing them with us. I'm with Tangobaby as she picked the best photos of all. Wouldn't you just love to be in China this week? My lucky Dad is headed to China and Mongolia in three weeks. I doubt he'll bring back pictures like this, though.
12 August 2008 at 05:31
Impressive and beautiful Tara...
I am very reserved though on the improvements which had been made to host the Olympic games.
It's very difficult for me to rejoice because of the games and then being aware of the ever present repression and corruption of Chinese authorities
on a lighter note, thanks for the link of Olivier Magny. absolutely hilarious!
ps: i read an interesting article the other day in Libération comparing the Berlin's Olympic games in 1936 and today's in Beijing on a strategic level.
My Castle in Spain |
11 August 2008 at 23:04
Really interesting to see these images from China while the whole world is looking in that direction. Look forward to the next ones.
11 August 2008 at 22:49
Great photos-- did you notice how there is always a great shot of red in the scenes -- take for example the 3rd and the 5 th photo-- the laterns (3) and the balls(5) in the tower... but every photo seems to have that -- I don't see that when people photo most other cities.
Diane Bronstein |
11 August 2008 at 18:42
Spectacular photos! what a treat to see such a view of China. thank you Tara! It is always such a pleasure to come here! I sure miss being able to visit everyday!
pam aries |
11 August 2008 at 18:23
I love these photos! The fifth and sixth ones, especially, are so intriguing to me. I love the barge with the skyline in the background, and that big space-needly thing.
I understand Gillian's dilemma. It's hard to reconcile the myriad of concerns: human rights, the environment, military agression, endangered species, with the people and vibrance of a country. I have those same issues with our country too.
11 August 2008 at 18:04
I love the sights you've shown here. It has not occured to me before to visit China. I am not a big lover of China (the whole Tibet thing) and I once recently watched an expose on the food they are serving up (regularly- tiger paw) in restaurants...which left me very cold.
I guess it is time I looked on the bright side of China. Lovely photos Tara, for a minute there I thought you had jetted off to catch some of the games!
11 August 2008 at 14:27
What incredible photos!
I hope someday I can see China for myself!
Wonders Never Cease |
11 August 2008 at 13:35
Stunning. Wish I could be there :)
My Mélange |
11 August 2008 at 13:28
Wow, that was a gorgeous ride through those riotous streets of colour and movement and energy.
11 August 2008 at 11:46
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