Monday, December 28, 2009

     

Lijiang: Part I

I did a shoot with Sugizo today.

I still can't wrap my mind around the surreality of the events so I'll just do my previous travel posts first.


I'd almost forgotten how my blog looked like over the five days while in Lijiang. Almost.

I tried googling for ways to get onto all these banned sites (blogger/facebook/twitter) upon my arrival but it was just way too much work. Even when I did find ways to surf, I still couldn't login. Sighhh.

Well I guess it wasn't so bad for the blog since I would have needed to consolidate pictures anyway, just kinda annoying that I couldn't update fb and twitter as and when.

So anyway, Lijiang... I was there... on a friggin' real holiday.

It was so awesome it was kinda like, work-less (well for the most of it).

I'd been meaning to go on a holiday for a while now, but it just never really quite happened. I'm kinda glad that Abby reminded me of the supposed existence of such a intended trip one random day or I would have scheduled the whole of December for work otherwise. =_=;;

Okay anyway pictures~!


We stayed at Sleepy Inn for the first three nights. It's in Shuhe Old Town, the room's spacious, there's a skylight and we could see the moon through it in the morning.

Love the view~ :3


Went to the Liming Mountains on our first day.


Passed by the Yangtzu River First Turn (长江第一关) at Shigu mid-way. Apparently the flow of the river turns 180 degrees here, from south to north-bound.

Then to Liming Mountain~


Atop the Liming Mountain. Up and down the path we walked it supposedly totals up to some 10000 steps or so. Bad bad idea to do climbing on the first day. Reaaaallly bad. Our legs could barely move the second day onwards haha.

Ah well at least it was fun~ Headed to Lijiang Old Town for dinner.


They had so much awesome stuff but there's only so much two girls can order. Aiiiii. T_T


A whole pathway of wooden prayer plates. Really really beautiful.

I really wanna put Day 2 in this post too but I'm too sleepy. I'd just have do a very long Part II later! :D


Oh man, I'm so incredibly behind on my posts. I have like, the New York Part II, Yale Part II and all those ads and editorial and shoot posts which I'd been meaning to blog but have never got around to... I need to get over the feeling that I'm spamming my page if I update anything out of my system.

Hmm looking back, I really have a lot lesser entries this year than the last two.

38 comments :

xYazz said...

I love these photos :3
The room you guys had looks really nice ^.^

wayne said...

ur photos are soooo nice!! love ur work!

Andi Popescu said...

Very, very nice experience. :)

TabzChewy said...

beautifullll! I was trying to explain clumsily in my mandarin to my mom about your blog, but she didn't know where Lijiang was. What part of China is this? I'm not really a big geography buff, so I didn't even know where to start when describing the region...north? south? east? west? XD

Misery said...

amazing photos :) it must've been really cool trip indeed :)

I must say that your blog is really inspiring!

(and - can't wait for the post about Sugizo...)
^.^

Lizard said...

The food makes me hungry! It looks beautiful there. =)

XP€R said...

that's really nice, great photos as always ! thank you for sharing, sharing parts of the world through your great beautiful vision, have a nice end fo year ;) wish you great life and powerful health ;)

Wolf Schröder said...

You take such excellent photos. I love reading this blog.

Christina ♪ said...

Amazing photographs!!! And I'm glad you enjoyed yourself there :)

Hugo Lim said...

love those wide angle night shots! superb

Connie said...

Beautiful work!

synonyme. said...

beautiful photos of a beautiful place! I hope your vacation was enjoyable!

did you know you can update your blogger from email? i find this very useful, i rarely have to go to my own page because of this. :)

Nokadota said...

Your pictures look fantastic and it seems like you had a fantastic time.

I'm quite envious of your dinner though, that looked delicious!

Ben said...

shoot with Sugizo!!! O....M....G.....

This must have been a fantastic festive season for u!

fairy fairuz said...

woah. those photos are breath taking. hope you enjoyed your vacation, you needed that :)

yep will be waiting for your post on Sugizo! :D

Zhang Jingna said...

Thanks all!!

Yes I'll try to get Sugizo's photos done soon. So much so much backlog ToT



TabzChewy: Lijiang is in Yunnan. Google it? :)

synonyme: Yes, but usually I need to post pictures and organize them, so it's still easier via blogger itself..

ru.kurarin said...

gorgeous gorgeous photos. just the thing to end a day with.

i received the postcard collection and it's really beautiful! thank you so much.

Pix said...

I can't get enough of your blog entries :D It's like an old friend returning to town with strange and wonderful stories every time there's another post :D

Lewis Carr said...

Truly beyond beautiful. One day!

Lewis Carr said...

Truly beyond beautiful! I love the intricacies and the grandeur, all at once.

Jim said...

Hi there!

I have been watching your blog for long time, and i just have to say that your my biggest inspiration! i love your vision and for me you are the most talented photographer who dosn't just follow the ovious paths but u make your own way! Love Love Love it!

KHIMAIR said...

Hi, beautifull pictures. Great day seems. ! Take care !

Elizabeth C. said...

Wow! Your photos are amazing! *__*
which camera did you use for those shots?
Anyway... My best wishes for this 2010!!
I love your work!! x3

Linde said...

amaaazing pictures (:

Katsuya said...

These are amazing photos! Totally convincing me to travel there one day. :D

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Darwin - Ming said...

That's looks like a honeymoon travels

Zhang Jingna said...

Just for the record, I'm not trying to make a career out of blogging.

I blog whatever I feel like, no one's being forced to read the contents. No one's paying to read about where I go, what I photograph, what I do -- there's no obligation for me to make my life sound interesting or creative or refreshing for others' sake -- it's just my life, and that's that.

And also, I'm straight.

Naomi66 said...

These are really wonderful travel photos! Did you take them with a DSLR or just a compact camera? BTW, besides your edtorial works, also very glad to see your daily photos. =)

Nou Chee said...

Love your food shots. I'm hungry now

Carolina Hernández said...

wow, your room was absolutely amazing, now i'm dying to go there hahahaha

thank you so much for sharing :3

pebble said...

every photos is just fantastic. i love your senses : )

karina special.k said...

these pictures are awesome! <3

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Nice shots!! Good job!!!
Great blog!!!

Frank
http://balapertotarreu.blogspot.com

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bed frames said...

It feel like I am in one of the most famous exhibit. Your photos are very amazing and one of a kind. All shots are perfect.

Xanthe said...

酒店的中文名字是什么?谢谢哦~ 

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can i do that!?
thank you...!