11.08.2011

how china looked to me...

I still kind of can't believe I went to China.  It wasn't something I ever thought about doing but the chance came along and we jumped.  It was a bit daunting to figure out how to organize the photos so I just decided to give you glimpses into the days as they progressed.

These were things I saw in Beijing, the ancient, crowded, hustling, bustling, vast city of Beijing...










This carved piece of jade wasn't the biggest or anywhere near the most elaborate piece of art I saw in the jade factory but I think it was my favorite...


Tomorrow maybe we'll visit the Great Wall!

18 comments:

Pam said...

You're home! Missed your last post and have enjoyed hearing about your trip. The photos are lovely!

Debby said...

Such an amazing trip for you. It is so neat to eye opening to visit another culture. I would love to see the great wall. xo

MJM said...

I can't wait to see more photos!

quintessence said...

I'm sure it was an incredible trip. That jade is amazing. Look forward to seeing more from your trip!!

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

I went to Hong Kong recently and was so amazed- :) can't wait to see more pics.

koralee said...

Wow...what a trip! I would love to visit there sometime. xoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

Welcome back, my dear! WOW..all those photos are stunning. I cant wait to see and hear more about China. Have a great day. xo

Nicole said...

did you eat the food? my mom went one time and came home sick and she ate at a 5-star restaurant.

Andrew H. said...

It was an amazing trip. We got to see the ancient and the modern. Both of which were eye opening.

The Chinese people were very nice and seemed to be quite happy. I think they only thing they are really missing is a good pizza place! :-)

KR said...

Great shots!
The local fayre can be a bit monotonous.

Felicity said...

Glorious J, I love the attention to detail in their carving and decoration and the colour = wow!

Can't wait to see the next installment through your eyes.

xx's

elizabeth said...

Stunning photos.
Will come back to see more of China!

Style, She Wrote said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing your first hand perspective! xo style, she wrote

angryparsnip said...

Wonderful photos so clear and bright. So no pollution and sand/dust storms that day ?

The carved Jade piece was outstanding.

Can't wait to see more photos !

cheers, parsnip

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

What a treat! As a lover of all things chinoiserie, I would be in heaven!

Alexa said...

Great photos! I've always wanted to go!

AdamAlexMommy said...

Wow- what fantastic photos you've posted! I enjoyed them!

Jasmine
http://adamalexmommy.blogspot.com

Maria said...

OOOOOOoooooo! can't wait to see more!