Monday, May 10, 2010

American ladies take over China...

Okay, so I just realized that after being back a few weeks now from my trip to China, that I still haven't posted any photos. Then I realized, "Wow, I have a crazy amount of photos to share... but don't feel like uploading them all in one sitting." So, I have come up with a solution. For the next 5 or so days, I will be posting on special topics related to my trip to China (architecture, tourist traps, the people of China, the food, etc.) This should help those that a) have a low attention span and can only sit for a little amount of time. b) If you don't like architecture, you can just skip over my blog post for the day, and get excited about my post on "food" the following day! c) it helps ME limit how many photos I upload for the day, therefore saving my sanity and giving my poor eyes a break. So, without further adieu, I give to you my first post on China.

I boarded the plane out of S. Korea on 17 April, and headed with a bunch of military wives for a getaway in Beijing, China... and we had a great time. I figured I would dedicate this first post to them! I took a bunch of photos of the beautiful ladies (some, that I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time, and others, that I got to know better) and narrowed it down to a few that I thought turned out pretty well. So, it's more of a portrait-photo session with these amazing women. Most of these ladies, were famous in China... and by that I mean... EVERYWHERE we went, all eyes (and there are crazy amounts of people in China) were on them!

Now, in this photo, you can't tell because of the black and white, but to the Chinese, we look so unique. Whether it be our light colored hair, light colored eyes... or that we had curly hair, or perhaps that we had dark hair with light colored eyes. Even just the shape of our features and bodies is something SO different to them, that they couldn't resist staring at us. Many of us had photos taken of us, and were bombarded with Chinese who wanted their photos taken with us. There was no escaping... you know, in Europe, you can "try" and fit in, and most of the time, succeed, until they ask you a question, and you have no idea how to answer... but in China.. there's NO "fitting" in... only standing out! So the rest of the photos, will be in color, so you can see just how much we don't "fit" in!

These next couple of photos, were taken at the "Temple of Heaven" and the colors just popped everywhere, so we had to have a photo session...

Even I had my photo taken!

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