Picture of the Week

A picture a week from around town, or around the world!
Shanghai from behind the Bund

Shanghai from behind the Bund

If last week's post was on one end of a spectrum, this week's is the exact opposite.  From the middle of nowhere... to downtown in one of the largest population centers on the planet.  Ah, Shanghai.  She's pretty isn't she? Shanghai's skyline is one of my...

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Chengdu’s Anshun Lang Bridge at Night

Chengdu’s Anshun Lang Bridge at Night

I mentioned in last week's post that Chengdu, China is really known for the pandas, but has some other notable attributes as well.  The city itself is a pretty modern looking city, with newer high-rises and lots of construction going on around the city, suggesting...

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Two Paths

Two Paths

Chengdu, China is famous for its various panda parks, and admittedly, the last time we visited that was really all we cared to see.  This time, however, I had a few days in city for work, so I wanted to do some exploring of the city itself.  One of the stops we made...

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Panda Paradise

Panda Paradise

This week on Picture of the Week I'm starting my series on China from our travels there earlier this summer.  I figured since I've featured animals the last two weeks (our cat Charlie and the non-snow monkeys from Japan) that I'd just carry the theme on through, and...

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King Charles

King Charles

...while I'm on the subject of animals doing funny things (if you missed it, be sure to check out last week's post on monkeys), this seriously cracked me up, so I had to share. Our cat Charlie loves to sleep in the funniest of positions, and sometimes in the funniest...

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Monkeys Looking at Things

Monkeys Looking at Things

This week we say farewell to Japan (for now) on Picture of the Week, and I wanted to end with a whimsical post... and what could be a more whimsical subject than monkeys? As I was planning my trip to Japan, one of the things I really wanted to see were the snow...

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Odaiba Kaihin-Koen Park at Night

Odaiba Kaihin-Koen Park at Night

By all relevant metrics (population / GDP / etc), Tokyo is the largest "city" in the world.  I say "city", because Tokyo is technically not actually a city, but rather a metropolis, which is a collection of 23 city-like (meaning they have their own partial...

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Reflection of Osaka Castle

Reflection of Osaka Castle

When I think about Japan, one of the things that stands out in my mind is its architecture, and more specifically, its ancient architecture.  While I was visiting, I wanted to capture something that just said "Japan" to me, and while Mount Fuji is unmistakably...

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The Tō-ji Pagoda

The Tō-ji Pagoda

Prior to leaving for Japan, I asked my friends who had been there what all I should see, and what I should avoid.  Almost universally, people said 'avoid temple-fatigue' in Kyoto.  As it turns out, there are more temples in the Kyoto area than you'd ever want to...

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The Splendor of Mount Fuji

The Splendor of Mount Fuji

Confession time!  Sometimes, I just have a hard time picking favorites.  This week is definitely one of those times.  I got a collection of images while in Japan that include Mount Fuji, and I just can't make up my mind which ones I like better than the others.  So,...

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