Bubble in Chaoyang Park

Well, I turned 32 (hex) yesterday. Was an absolutely great day. Started with talking with my mom (via Skype), then a red envelope from the wife’s mom, followed by an iPhone 6 from the wife. Also, had some great birthday wishes on Facebook.

After breakfast, we bundled up the gang and headed out to Chaoyang Park. Strolled around most of the morning, including a trip to the petting zoo, and then headed over to the Paulaner Bräuhaus for a great meal with fantastic beer.

I’ll post more pictures of the day tomorrow.


I took the above picture soon after we arrived at the park. I saw some folks blowing big bubbles (in an effort to sell the bubble makers), and thought it might be interesting if I could catch a reflection in one. Took a few shots in quick succession, and here’s the best.

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8 comments

  1. such an interesting photo to take on your birthday…as though it looks back, looks forward (with the reflections) and is very in the present: all together in a wholeness of the perfect globe. plus, it is a superb photo…the texture and patterns of the stones and the perfection of the bubble and its colors and reflections. sounds like a great day, indeed.

  2. Spoke to your mom this a.m. about the “bubble” and the reflection and wanted to share with you what triggered the association with magritte his “empire of lights” (l’Empire Des Lumieres”) see https://bonniezartsite.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/3-a.jpg again thank you for the pleasure davidFrom: daverbuck@hotmail.com To: comment+eq0-xni9tht6or0t8tf4976@comment.wordpress.com Subject: RE: [New post] Bubble in Chaoyang Park Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:23:38 +0000

    Now that is photo surrealism, especially with the tile background and the double reflection. Museum quality — just the idea of looking for the reflection in the bubble is enough, but to execute it — would make Rene Magritte envious. Happy Birthday — there is no difference between 49 or 50 or 27: just enjoy life with your beautiful family day by day love david

    Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:32:45 +0000 To: daverbuck@hotmail.com

  3. Wonderful shot I can almost hear the pop

    Glad you had a wonderful birthday Love Suey

    Sent from my iPad

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  4. Now that is photo surrealism, especially with the tile background and the double reflection. Museum quality — just the idea of looking for the reflection in the bubble is enough, but to execute it — would make Rene Magritte envious. Happy Birthday — there is no difference between 49 or 50 or 27: just enjoy life with your beautiful family day by day love davidDate: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:32:45 +0000 To: daverbuck@hotmail.com

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