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Wang Fu Jing snack street

A walk down the snack street in the heart of Wang Fu Jing was truly a very good experience indeed, with various stalls mostly selling food. The common snacks you can see right after you enter the street from the main pathway of Wang Fu Jing are the scorpions and starfishes. The most interesting part is that the scorpions are very much alive while they were skewered onto wooden sticks, very interesting treat indeed if you ask me. This buzzling street can be very crowded as patrons indulge themselves in the delicacies the snack street has to offer.

I managed to capture some shots while trying to fumble my way around the street and figuring which way is the exit. The street is fairly narrow and my 16-35mm f2.8L did come into very great use, especially with the aperture of f2.8! Most of the pictures I’m showing below were taken at f2.8 with an ISO of 2000. The images were also enhanced with contrast and vignetting with photoshop.

Be sure to visit this nice street and try out some of the delicacies they have when you are there! You are also able to find restaurants and eateries tucked nicely in one of the street that you can rest your feet and have your meal.

Wang Fu Jing I

Wang Fu Jing II

Wang Fu Jing III

Wang Fu Jing IV

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2012 in China, Destinations

 

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居庸關

It must have been a little more than a year since I last visited Beijing and one of the wonders in the world, the Great Wall of China. But this time, I have visited a different section of the Great Wall which is the (居庸關)Ju Yong Guan. While making my way there, vivid memories of the Ba Da Ling flashed by me, reminding me of how fun it was to have visited that section the last time I was there. Great photography opportunities were plentiful there at the Ba Da Ling and I was so eager to have a share of another nice and unforgettable memories there at Ju Yong Guan!

Indeed, climbing the Great Wall of China is always never easy. It was not easy but I pushed myself on to reach the end of the section. I paced myself and I took small breaks while also giving myself excuses to have some pictures captured during my short rests. My strategy for this climb is to travel as light as possible, with only 5D II and 16-35mm f2.8L in my small sling bag, I was on my way to the end of the Ju Yong Guan section.

In my own opinion, Ju Yong Guan is not as magnificent as Ba Da Ling because referring to my last post of Ba Da Ling, it gave me a great view of the long stretch of the wall whereas Ju Yong Guan is more likely a straight up and back down, period. Anyhow, my recommendation shall go to Ba Da Ling where you can have a great time there if you have never been to anyone before.

JuYongGuan I

JuYongGuan II

JuYongGuan III

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2012 in China, Destinations

 

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