PHOTO DIARY 003 - BEIJING

It's me. Long time no see. 

I know, I am terrible at being consistent with this site. Please forgive me. It has been a very crazy past few months. After my previous post, I was prepping for (close to) 3 months of traveling. I finished 8 weeks of traveling in Beijing, Xingning, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Australia, and Vancouver. I am finally back in Calgary, and the city welcomed me back with 16cm of snow. Thanks Mother Nature.

Beijing was surreal. I had learned so much more about my chinese heritage, and gained more to my self-identity. To have finally seen such great historical treasures like the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace was just beyond me. Ancient Chinese architecture is so fascinating. Every piece that is included in a building has been placed there for a reason. From the color schemes, the statues, the figurines, and the placement-- it is all well calculated and meticulous to tell a story or to make a statement.  I find it pretty difficult to clearly articulate the amount of emotions I felt just being inside and exploring everything. Hopefully, my pictures can do a much better job than I can. 

The Summer Palace

The Great Wall Of China

Tiananmen Square + Forbidden City

Temple of Heaven

Stay tune for the next photo diary from my travels.

 

Take care always,
Vicki