Forgotten

Flamborough North Landing on a Foggy December day.

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Reminiscence

Standing guard at Flamborough’s North Landing.

Also appearing at the Open exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery from 17th Feb.

Harbin Portraits – Stalin Park

Not the best name for a park, but it’s a really nice place to walk along the Songhua River. Found at the end of ZhongYang DaJie, the park has a large paved concourse that leads to parks running alongside the river. Lots of activity, as you would expect in a Chinese park, but what caught my eye the most, were these old guys writing on the paving.

Man writing chinese characters on the street
Man writing chinese characters on pavement
I love the artistry of this guy’s writing. I waited for ages trying to get a clean shot of him, he was by far the most popular of the street writers and drew quite a crowd. I can see why.

Harbin Portraits – Central Street

Zhongyangdajie, or central street, is a pedestrianised cobble street. Lots of crowds, shops and atmosphere.

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I don’t know who this guy was, but he was here both times I visited. He was filming for a blog or something. The first time he was very noisy. This time, not so much.

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A buddhist monk I saw a couple of times around the downtown area, standing outside the best bookshop in the world.

Harbin Portraits – Confucian Temple

The first images from my recent trip to Harbin in Northeastern China.

There are two temples in close proximity to each other, one is the large Buddhist complex, but tucked away between a university and an army base is the smaller Confucian temple. Unlike the Buddhist temple, The Confucian temple is free to enter (you just need your Passport).

A great (and quiet) place to visit, and as a bonus, there were a couple of photo shoots going on, so I had to sneak a couple of shots – as you do.