probably my best this month, a trip to Beijing

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I went on a three-day trip to Beijing and have just finished sleeping/developing raw and stitching panorama. I had a Fuji X10, EPL5 with 19, 25 and 60 with me, as well as an HTC One for some occasional use for its 26mm equiv. FL. So, here are the photos, the Great Wall, Forbidden City are my favourite ones, a few of which were also posted to the Panorama images thread, however I thought I'd start a new one, especially for the acrobatic photos.

And here they are

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they are all children, the performance wasn't perfect, I was nervous for them, but as you can see it was a fabulous show.


next, some Tian'an Men, and Tian'an Men square shots

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and this is the Great Hall, where our President shakes hands and talks with yours. a few epl5 sigma 19 shots stitched

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next, the Forbidden City, it was said that among all the costume pieces ever made, a movie named "The Last Emperor" (1987) was the only one allowed filmed here, in the real palace, back then China wanted to gain recognition across the world, the movie was, I don't know how to say that in English, it was a great one, well translated, and very worth watching. It always reminded me of what a country we used to be, and this is my first time seeing the Forbidden City.

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next, the Great Wall. Said to be the only man made architecture you can see with your bare eye from the moon, which I was only able to capture a tiny tiny bit of. And it's proven that the statement was fault, only used to describe its grandness. The Great Wall was built to defend against Mongolia invasion, however I would think it sacrificed more than it defended, it's a stupid idea that no one could do that again, but we are lucky to be able to see.

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Excellent set for sure!

I was there last summer - nice with this revisit - many thanks!

Thanks everyone, I'm glad you like it. and Morten, I remember seeing your photos, which are a true inspiration, I haven't been to Shanghai yet, but you'll see it when I do :)
 
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It's amazing how different it looks! I was there last month and it was a lot drier! I'm still going through the months worth of photos from China... you are so fast lol
It's like I can't sleep if I haven't finished editing the photos. And Beijing is supposed to be dry and dirty these days but the weather was surprisingly good when I was there. I wasn't happy with they people, arrogant, selfish and unhelpful, you've been travelling from South to North for months may you have already felt the difference in various part of China, I still think Hangzhou is nice.
 

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That's a great series. I have seen a video of the girls on the high stunt monocycles in the first photo & they are truly amazing with their balance & accuracy.
I zoomed in and found out they each has a piece of magnet on the head, well, I'm not sure it's magnet, but what else can it be?
 
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