Chong Chong at 14 Months

Or, as I like to call it, “Attica! Attica!”

We’d just installed the gate on the door to my office, and Chong Chong wasn’t quite happy with it. That is, he’s trying to get in, not out. Shanshan’s leg and arm are in the background since his walking is still a bit unsteady.

Looking North

This shot, was taken from a pedestrian over-crossing outside my apartment complex,  is looking down Hui Xin Xi JIe as it crosses over the North Fourth Ring Road. On the left in the background are three structures that I’ve previously photographed: the abandoned building, the golden potato, and the smokestack.

On the right, is the entrance to an extremely convenient subway station. A bit farther back is a building under construction.

Proof once again that, although we certainly have our days of bad traffic and horrible air pollution (and even days with both), we still have days like Chong Chong’s grandmother remembers from her youth.


One of the first pictures I took on July 10th. Unlike 4:58 and 5:07, which were taken from the top of the apartment complex, this one was taken out my (Ninth floor) kitchen window.

Very little work was done on it… auto lens correction, and increased values for shadows and clarity. No cropping, which is very rare for me these days.


When young Dawn with her rose-red fingers shone once more

This particular one, shot out of my ninth-floor kitchen window, is courtesy of my (very) young Chong Chong, who decided that a bit after 4 am was a good time to rise.

The quote is from the Fagles translation of Homer’s The Odyssey.