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May 22, 2007

Suzhou Street

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Suzhou Street, Summer Palace, Beijing

An ancient picturesque “shopping mall” for the imperial household.
Today, you can see only tourists instead of the empress and the imperial concubines - but then who would have had the privilege to see this in the 18th century?
This is one of the major attractions of the Summer Palace where you can easily spend a whole day…

October 21, 2004

Chonqing: stairs.

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stairs Chongqing, China
stairs leading up to an old house in Chongqing, China.

August 1, 2004

Near Wuhan

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When approaching Wuhan, it seemed that water was everywhere - after all, lotos roots are a local delicacy…

July 26, 2004

Giant Bell

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millennium bell (Wuhan, China)
Millennium bell in Yellow Crane Tower Park, Wuhan.

March 10, 2004

Chinese Chess

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Chinesisches Schach, in Wuhan.
At first glance, the similarities between Chinese and Western Chess are obvious:
There are 64 squares, but Chinese chess is played on the lines between them.
The broad line in the center symbolises the yellow river.
Like in Western chess, there are 16 pieces with different rank and capabilities.
Instead of a king, there’s a “general”. The “general” can not only be captured like in normal chess, but actually taken (like in some fast chess variations).
This game is very popular. Here you can see an unused board, the two players on the left actually play on the next board.

March 2, 2004

China: Stone Forest

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a wood of  stones near Kunming
Near Kunming, there is a famous “stone forest” - high rocks and boulders that actually look like a wood or forest.
In between there are many beautiful spots with romantic pools and flowers.
Needless to say that many tourist groups come her…

February 2, 2004

China: Street in Chongqing

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Even on rainy days, the streets of Chongqing (China) are full of people.
The traditional way of transporting goods are sticks on which porters carry over their shoulders

Traeger, Chungqing, China

January 25, 2004

China: Lots of Straw

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Horses drawing a lot of straw, Wuhan, China
We encountered this horse-drawn cart transporting incredible amounts of straw en route to Wuhan.

China-Photos

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Great Wall, China
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There are many pictures of Beijing, the Great wall, Xi’An and the famous three gorges.



    

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