Magnificent Tikal, Guatemala

Stunning Tikal: Sheer Mayan Magnificence

  The absolutely stunning temples of Tikal are tucked away in remote Guatemalan jungle, and are one of the largest pre-Columbian architectural sites of the ancient Mayan civilisation. I think these images really display some of the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not sure that the processing will really appeal to everyone but…

Views from the old city wall in fabulous old Pingyao.

Views from the Ancient City Walls of Pingyao, China

Fresh from the archives!!! Decided to delve back into the past and my many thousands of images to compile this collection of images taken from the city walls in gorgeous old Pingyao. I absolutely love these views of the ancient city as they provide a whole new aspect of this popular tourist draw-card, giving us…

Looking across to the Forbidden City from the top of Jingshan Park

Beautiful Beijing – Views from Jingshan Park

While a winters day in Beijing can be kind of grim at times, there are occasions mid afternoon when the sky is blue, air is chilly and the light turns simply sublime – bathing stunning sites such as the ancient Forbidden City in gorgeous tones of rose gold. These images are the result of one…

Beautiful details of classic Qing dynasty architecture in Yangmei, near Nanning, China.

Ancient Yangmei

  This is a collection of images from the sleepy living relic of times gone by – Yangmei.  A place where art students and discerning tourists come, hoping to catch a glimpse into a bygone era where the treasures are being preserved in an olde world atmosphere.   Surrounded by river on 3 sides this seemingly…

Fuchuan Wind & Rain Bridges, Guangxi, China

  Sometimes you find the most wonderful things wandering! That was definitely the case with these bridges, which we just came across on the side of a quiet rural road in Fuchuan County, Guangxi Province. I love these wind and rain bridges, and it seems the more disheveled the better.   I am a little…

fengjie - a town set for destruction

Fengjie – Before destruction in 2002

  An ancient town with a history of some 2000 years sitting at the entrance of the stunning Qutang Gorge on the northern banks of the Yangzte River, China, Fengjie was one of the first to be destroyed to make way for the Three Gorges Dam project.   This series of images was taken in…

The laughing boatman

the laughing boatman, hoi an, vietnam

This old guy was stretched out on his boat sporting a wide, gold enhanced toothy, or perhaps I should say near toothless smile that beamed from his weather beaten face as he went about his business of eliciting customers for a boat ride along Hoi An’s Thu Bon river in Central Vietnam. Always a sucker…