This is a double exposure I took in Chengdu's lively People's Park during the second day of national holiday. Live music, food or souvenir stands, and even several amusement park rides provided a stark contrast to the natural trees, flowers, and lakes of the park.
Shazhou is a quaint, dusty desert town with a great night market and its own Fifth Avenue (not that similar to the NYC one, believe it or not). These two men were deep in conversation and appeared to be great friends.
I encountered this pagoda in a quiet monastery off a busy tourist street in Chengdu. I like the soft contrast it has with the sky.
This was our guide for another monastery, this time in Gansu province. He was a philosophy scholar studying to be a master and had a quiet confidence about him that I really admired.