Posts tagged ‘photography’

August 23, 2011

Jumping Frog

Well, what can I say. We had a wonderful evening walk through our district and met a lot of wonderful people. I enjoyed playing soccer against 10 second graders who were fussing at me in chinese – Jeanette and me where the attraction of the whole district and our dinner was amazing as always. Thanks to all the wonderful dancers and people on the market – their are a lot of pictures to publish!

August 22, 2011

My first Panoramic Picture in China

Is depicting the Hunhe RIver in Shenyang. The fishers on the shore urged me to stay half an hour longer but I really had to go because all the little mosquitos where a little to fond of me. Next time though I will stay longer anyway because from what I have heard their are some beautiful lights going on later in the night.

August 21, 2011

The old people and the river

Just another way to find peace.

Taken on the shore of the river in Shenyang, China.

August 15, 2011

Chineese Construction works

Well, what can I say, life can be dangerous. Nevertheless the locals always want to convince me that only very few construction workers get hurt every year. One man told me that he always puts a rope between him and the people who repair his air conditioner in the 17th floor of his apartment. What a careful employee.. These people surely do have a different way of coping with safety and I am very sure that they never heard of Arbeitssicherheit either.

August 15, 2011

Did you ever feel lonely?

Think again and imagine yourself in the middle of a hectic busy China. China has overwhelmed me with all his new mesmerizing flavors, colors, smells and wonderful people – loads of people. And wherever I go, I am for the first time in my life a real foreigner. People on the street start to stare, point, .. and nobody speaks english.

You can feel lonely as a foreigner in the middle of Asia. But then you should think again, because after they stare the whole time, you can detect smiles on their faces. You can find joy when speaking chinese to them. You can seek grace in them by smiling when you eat their food. After five days of China I feel like a foreigner, but a happy foreigner. At times I feel lonely but then you find loads of hands to help you out!

August 14, 2011

Getting to meet chinese people

One thing I heard a lot before going to China was that Chinese people are rather restricted and don’t like to talk to foreigners. Supposedly that is especially true for going to more untouristic cities like Shenyang. Well, after two days I can’t really agree and have to call it an unjust bias. Going forward to locals has been very easy even though I really ca not speak any good chinese. Never have i felt unsafe or even unwanted. You have to get used to people starring at you all the time (well, who wouldn’t watch at me and Jeanette considering that we are half as tanned but double the height of them) but otherwise we are very much welcomed. Especially parents seem to be keen of letting their children having contact with foreigners. Attached you’ll find a picture of Anthony and his daughter Cindy who gave me a good one hour introduction to my new home at the river last night. It was a good first weekend of some seven months that I am really looking forward to!