"Crazy Snowflakes" copperplate wall
"Crazy Snow" copperplate wall
Bronze cast footprints of the survivors of the Nanjing Massacre
Numeric plaques mark the wounds that killed these victims.
Inside the Pits of 10,000 Bodies, a cross-section of the graveyard shows bones of the victims of the Nanjing Massacre
Senbazuru (thousand paper cranes) left as tokens of peace at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial
The bronze statue represents one of the survivors of the Nanjing Massacre
Nanjing Zhonghuamen Gate
Ming warriors at the Nanjing Zhonghuamen Gate
Big doors need big knockers
Visiting the Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty
A couple of cute children pose for 'Uncle' while riding the Kowloon-Canton Railway. Many children call adults 'Uncle' or 'Auntie' as a sign of respect.
The night market is nearly as busy as daytime markets
Hong Kong Harbor. The boat in the lower center has a couple taking wedding photos.
Fuzi Miao at night
The Great Wall, UNESCO #438, near Beijing, China
The Gyantse kumbum ('kumbum' means 10000 images)
Tibetan women at the local well
View of Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung & Cho Oyu peaks from the Tibetan side at La Lung-la Pass (5124m)
The Gyantse Dzong (fort) on the hilltop
The Gyantse Dzong (fort) from the rooftop of the kumbum
Monks assembling for prayer
Kamba-la view (4794m) of Yamdrok-tso & Mt. Nojin Kangstan
Vibrant colors at the entrance to a monastery
Rooftops of the monastery
Prayer wheel bathed in the golden light of the afternoon on the roof of the Jokhang
Two deer flank the Wheel of Dharma on roof of the Jokhang
Pilgrims and their children with black ash blessing on their nose
Inside the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. Monasteries in Tibet generally don't allow photography inside. Since the interiors are often dark, using a flash would disturb meditation and eventually fade the vibrant colors of tapestries and murals. Some monasteries charge up to $300 just to be allowed to use your camera inside. This picture of the main hall through which red filtered light shines in was taken discreetly with a remote electronic release while the camera itself was braced against one of the wooden pillars.
Pilgrims praying and prostrating in Barkhor Square
Four large wontons stuffed
The 62 m. tall statue of Guan Yin at Mount Xiqiao with a person to give it some scale.