I was walking down to meet Shanshan at the bus stop last Friday, when I was this san lun che loaded with wooden chairs. My initial reaction was, well, “beautiful”.

I think the photograph is just okay. Probably would’ve been better without the legs of the man the san lunch che driver is talking with, or without some of the background noise. But, well, it is what it is.

My friend Vivian recently left this comment:

It’s great! Robert, you see beauty all around you, and you make me look at everyday things in a different light!

which I think captures the essence of much of my photography.



  1. really fine photo, robert. i think vivian is right on…the way the chairs are piled works with all the stuff around them.

  2. Robert, in a picture like this I would go for MORE clutter/noise! A small animal scurrying across the street, a mule-drawn cart near the motorcyclist,…
    It’s a great picture!

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