Category Archives: life

5 rmb a pose please | hangzhou china photographer

Monday was a national holiday.  So we took this rare vacation day to take a daytrip to Hangzhou – a city famous for its natural beauty.  There is a Chinese saying that goes “上有天堂 下有苏杭“  Translated, it means that “Above there is Heaven, below there is Suzhou and Hangzhou” So we went and soaked up […]

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lantern festival festivities | jiaxing china photographer

this past Sunday was the Lantern Festival (元宵节 Yuánxiāojié), officially ending the 15 day celebration of the Lunar New Year. three major traditions around here include hanging lanterns, eating tangyuan (汤圆), and setting off firecrackers.  i managed to capture 2 of those 3. for weeks, the city and neighborhoods have been adorned with red lanterns […]

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hello 2010

just a simple picture (nothing fancy, but it made me smile) to get this blog going again.  any good caption suggestions? random things to note: matching jogging suits courtesy of grandma – i think that finding coordinating outfits is one of those joys of having two kids now. photo taken during our recent trip back […]

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in search of fall | jiaxing china photographer

When september/october came around this year, one thing i missed was the fall weather of Michigan and Boston.  Cool, crisp air; tons of colors and falling leaves, cider and donuts, apple-picking, mittens and scarves, kicking-through-fallen-crunchy-leaves-weather.  Fall time here is generally warmer and greener, but driving around the city these past couple weeks, i was excited […]

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