Category Archives: CHINA BLOGS

China Colour photographs by Michael Jennings

I am now in a position to offer 16*12″ 30*40 cms approx signed colour prints of any of these photographs of China from only £30 + shipping you can pay by paypal.   .. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mickjennings/albums/72157632522915260 ..   I took some … Continue reading

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China in Black & White

As I am off very soon for another wander around, this time Turkey and perhaps beyond, I thought I should post a few of the black & white film photos I took in China and try summing up my thoughts … Continue reading

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BACK IN BEIJING FOR NATIONAL DAY

After a long tour round china am finally back in the centre of power for National  Day. Although unplanned it was a rather poetic end. There was no other choice but to spend the day at the Forbidden City and … Continue reading

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QINGDAO TO BEIJING IN THE LAND WEST OF THE SUN AND EAST OF THE MOON

I was so relieved when one of the three receptionists at the Golden Lampstand Hotel handed me my train ticket from Qingdao to Beijing. I felt like doing a little jig in the enormous reception area, but the Chinese are … Continue reading

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QINGDAO BATHING BEACH NUMBER ONE

The sea front mainly modern high rise but there are still a few of the Bavarian style buildings   and further to the north there are many more, and you could imagine yourself by Lake Constance in some science fiction future, … Continue reading

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QINGDAO OFF TO THE SEASIDE

The slick Shanghai transport system gets me easily to the Hongqiao Railway Station, the central hub of China’s east coast high speed train network CRH. The waiting rooms are like modern airport lounges. Elevators and lifts convey one seemlessly around … Continue reading

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SHANGHAI ONE OF THE CITY STATES

From the top of the World financial centre one should be able to see for a long way as the surrounding area is Norfolk flat.  In  reality I could probably only see about twenty miles as the chromatic of Shanghai … Continue reading

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SHANGHAI THE OLD CITY

Slap bang in the centre of Shanghai is what remains of the old city. From google earth one can still see the trace of the original city walls along Renmin and Zhonghua Roads. This was a walled city in the … Continue reading

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SHANGHAI PUDONG & THE NEW CENTRE

Now that the internet was working at the ‘Baolong Homelike Hotel’, I had a downloaded map of Shanghai on my phone. It is not easy to get English language maps of any city in China. After working out where to … Continue reading

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SHANGHAI MEETING THE WORLDS BIGGEST CITY

An early taxi from  Si Ming to take me to the outrageously large and empty Xiamen North station.  As it was so bare it looked as though at least four football pitches could fit in the waiting room. In the … Continue reading

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