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Linping in Spring

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December 1st, 2014 Permalink

Here are some more from Spring 2014. Hangzhou and Linping. My backlog of developing, scanning and posting never seems to go away…

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Here are some more from Spring 2014. Hangzhou and Linping. My backlog of developing, scanning and posting never seems to go away…

Tian Du Cheng – Hangzhou’s Paris

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November 16th, 2014 Permalink

Tian Du Cheng is a place that I like to visit every time that I am back in Hangzhou. Each time I go, it is a little more run down that the last. It was built just before I moved there in 2007. It was shiny and new. They had hoped that it would be […]

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Tian Du Cheng is a place that I like to visit every time that I am back in Hangzhou. Each time I go, it is a little more run down that the last. It was built just before I moved there in 2007. It was shiny and new. They had hoped that it would be a large tourist attraction and built it as such. Now it is a state of disrepair. The houses are empty, the parks are largely overrun, and people don’t really go.

November Holiday

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October 30th, 2014 Permalink

So I have a holiday in November thanks to the APEC summit in Beijing. I’ll be spending a week in Guilin and Yangzhou. I plan on taking my 4×5 camera and am quite excited to shoot some landscape. I don’t do enough of that.

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So I have a holiday in November thanks to the APEC summit in Beijing. I’ll be spending a week in Guilin and Yangzhou. I plan on taking my 4×5 camera and am quite excited to shoot some landscape. I don’t do enough of that.

Sick Pentax

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October 20th, 2014 Permalink

So my new pentax 67 has a bit of an issue. I took it to my Camera guy at WuKeSong, Hope he can get it all fixed up. I’d like to take it with my on my next trip to Hong Kong. I am having all sorts of wanderlust recently. Heading to Vietnam for the […]

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So my new pentax 67 has a bit of an issue. I took it to my Camera guy at WuKeSong, Hope he can get it all fixed up. I’d like to take it with my on my next trip to Hong Kong.

I am having all sorts of wanderlust recently. Heading to Vietnam for the October holiday exacerbated it. I really want to take another big trip. I will have to settle for my 24 days of annual holidays.

Tian Tian aka Emily

August 31st, 2013 Permalink

This post was technically where my trip began. After leaving Beijing, I hoped on the train to Hangzhou to see Emily before flying out of Shanghai. It wasn’t a long trip, but I always enjoy my time in Linping and Hangzhou, the place where my love of China really began. Emily is a large part […]

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This post was technically where my trip began. After leaving Beijing, I hoped on the train to Hangzhou to see Emily before flying out of Shanghai. It wasn’t a long trip, but I always enjoy my time in Linping and Hangzhou, the place where my love of China really began.

Emily is a large part of the reason why I grew to love China. She made that first year in Linping bearable. The place is not the most foreign friendly town, and even though I don’t think she realizes to what extent, but Emily helped me out greatly.

These days, I don’t get to see her as much as I’d like, but I am always thinking about her. The girl rocks.

The End of Saskatoon

January 17th, 2013 Permalink

This is the last of the color film from China. It was taken in Hangzhou and Linping during my last week there before coming to Canada. You will have to excuse the crap scans. I am stuck using my OLD Canon scanner with junk software. It just sort of auto-everythings the files. The end up […]

This is the last of the color film from China. It was taken in Hangzhou and Linping during my last week there before coming to Canada. You will have to excuse the crap scans. I am stuck using my OLD Canon scanner with junk software. It just sort of auto-everythings the files. The end up over-contrasted and crappy looking.

Since coming back to Saskatoon, I have felt like an outsider. I am familiar with most places. I remember how to get almost everywhere. I recall people that I used to know. Yet I just don’t FEEL like I belong here. Everything is too open, too spread out, too insignificant. I am grateful for seeing my friends and family, but I am glad to be getting out of here next week. Toronto for a couple weeks and then back on the road. Just one bag and a camera. Bliss.

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October 31st, 2011 Permalink

This weekend I met up with an old friend from Linping who lives in Beijing now. She was wanting to learn more about photography and how to take better photos, so I said that I’d give her a crash course. These are some of the shots that I took. A big thanks to Vivian for […]

This weekend I met up with an old friend from Linping who lives in Beijing now. She was wanting to learn more about photography and how to take better photos, so I said that I’d give her a crash course. These are some of the shots that I took. A big thanks to Vivian for being out model for the day.

Cities Revisited, Friends reaquainted.

February 8th, 2011 Permalink

It took an airplane, high speed train and a bus, but I made it back to Linping to see some old friends. Spring Festival is finally over and another trip down. I traveled to Shanghai, Hangzhou and Linping. I ate lots of food, I shared some stories and had a generally rad time. This is […]

It took an airplane, high speed train and a bus, but I made it back to Linping to see some old friends. Spring Festival is finally over and another trip down. I traveled to Shanghai, Hangzhou and Linping. I ate lots of food, I shared some stories and had a generally rad time. This is but a sample of the pictures that I took while I was there.

I am tired.

Last Days

March 2nd, 2009 Permalink

Christopher and Emily and I went out for Korean food. That stuff is really good!————————————————————————- All of those lights in the sky are lanterns. There were thousands of them.—————————————————————————– Street vendor near the train overpass during Lantern festival.———————————————————————– This was People Square in Linping during the Lantern Festival.————————————————————————- So my final days in Linping are […]


Christopher and Emily and I went out for Korean food. That stuff is really good!
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Street vendor near the train overpass during Lantern festival.
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So my final days in Linping are fast approaching. I’ve been wrapping up loose ends, cleaning and deciding where to go and what to do. I’ve said most of my goodbyes, gotten rid of a bunch of stuff and transferred my cash to my Canadian account. In a week, I’ll be hanging out with Clay and Amy in Hangzhou. No responsibilities. Just friends and good times ahead.

The country list looks like this…

China, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, India, Jordan, Israel, England and Canada.

Chinese New Year

January 26th, 2009 Permalink

So what happens when the New Year rolls around in China? All hell breaks loose. It was seriously like nothing I have ever witnessed before. I have never been in a war zone but I am guessing that this is what it was like?!  For a solid six hours the noise didn’t relent. At the […]







So what happens when the New Year rolls around in China? All hell breaks loose. It was seriously like nothing I have ever witnessed before. I have never been in a war zone but I am guessing that this is what it was like?!  For a solid six hours the noise didn’t relent. At the stroke of midnight, the sky was on fire. I was in my apartment and could not count all the different areas of the city that were lighting off fireworks.