First Uploads from China
As a westerner with very limited language knowledge it's not easy to travel in China. Nevertheless I'm well "protected" by my chinese wife and mother-in-law. Besides the language barrier - even the Chinese Windows from my mother-in-law's laptop is a challenge - China is a paradise for photographers.
A good source for photos are the parks with its pavilions, the dancing amateur groups, musicians and people feeding the birds:
Since the province Yunnan in South-West China has the highest density of ethnic minorities, the Minority Village in its capital Kunming is an absolute MUST for each photographer. There is even a catholic church!
Another good source for photos are the food market places. China has a great food culture, so the variety of vegetables, fruits and any kind of food is immense:
Be careful with the chili - it burns twice when you eat it - and keep in mind that not everything what is offered at the food markets is for the faint-hearted.
And when the sun goes down use your tripod:
Much more photos are in the pipe!!!
Photo credits: Jdanne.