Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Back From China

                                                     


Although he has claimed to hate cameras and photography
he did manage to take quite a few pictures and it was nice for his old mom (that would be me) to able to see some portions of his journey.


 

                                                                                                                        He really captured some excellent images. I keep telling him he has a lovely sense of composition, even though it is not exactly what a teenager wants to hear.                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                         
He said he had no complaints, so I guess it was an awesome tour.
 Highlights were the Great Wall and the Acrobats, 
 and, of course the food, each meal better than the last; Peking Duck, The 18 course Bun Banquet, and Mongolian BBQ. Downsides, though not bad enough to register a formal complaint seem to have been lack of drinking water (for sale only), heat,
 and the amount of attention a 6'5" white guy gets in a country
 where the average height for a male is 5'6". 
 
 He did observe to his dismay gross pollution
 notably the air in Beijing (bodes not well for atheletes)
 and the Yangtze River. I post here some of the monument and architectural type photos. 


All photos photos courtesy of Dexter Simmons, enjoy!


4 comments:

archi's mum said...

schweet! never had that kind of senior trip opportunity! very nice photos too

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Yeah, I never had a Sr. trip, guess I'll have to wait until I am the other kind of Senior! I haven't actually had a vacation for eons, so am thrilled to have the vicarious experience of Dex's photos.

Rima said...

Hi Diana.. thanks for visiting my blog :) Your son's trip to China looks really great..
I was just wondering if you might be able to give me some advice on the use of acupuncture for very painful periods which I have suffered from for years? I've tried all sorts of medicines western and herbal to no avail.. and I thought maybe acupuncture might be something worth trying. Won't go into any more detail here on your blog! but if you had a minute to write, I'd be really grateful.. my email is rima.staines@gmail.com
Many thanks :)
All the best.. Rima

Rabbits' Guy said...

Those are great photos ... China from the on-high eyes of a teenaged American boy. (Where are the girls?)

A trip to China must be way better than a gazillion lectures, stories, or State Department reports!