Welcome To China

On Sunday 23rd November I departed on one of my most eagerly awaited trips in years, South East China & Hong Kong.

I’d never visited this side of world before but I had seen countless photographs from the likes of Edward Burtynsky and other global topographers/photographers, but it’s never quite as good as seeing it for yourself.

Well…I got the chance to go and had a great time! I arrived in Guangzhou on Monday 24th November and spent the following two days exploring the city and seeing the sites. As I only had a few days there, I thought I would approach documenting the city in a similar way to my Blackpool project, responding to the journey as I went along.

I decided quite early on that the tour guide route wasn’t really for me and that I would navigate the city for myself.

I wanted to experience the real China and I think the best way of doing that is by not following a path already set out. I also spent a day in Macau (which is one of the two special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China) where I had a somewhat eventful day with immigration on the border (I will explain in the next blog post!).

Trip To China Photography Gallery

The most rememberable experience has to be Hong Kong Island, it was simply stunning. Everything from the landscape to the buildings, the people and parks were a pleasure to be surrounded by. The noises, smells and colours were so distinctive.

I can’t wait to edit more of my photographs from the trip, but for now sleep awaits! If you like the photographs featured on this post please share them with your friends and followers online. As always, if you have any questions or wish to leave a comment I’d love to hear from you.

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