In December 2009 we planned to visit China for sight seeing and photography. We were limited in our choices as it was winter and the “frozen” theme did not appeal to us. So our choices narrowed down to either Hainan Island which is a tropical holiday beach resort, or Xiamen. We chose Xiamen (Wellingtons sister city) and found it to be a great choice. Lots of character, good food and friendly people. Definitely not as fast as Shanghai! One reason for going to Xiamen is the close proximity of the earthen houses (called tulou) built by the Hakka people since the 12th century.
Chengqi lou 25 Dec 2009 Nikon D3 iso 200 14mm f4.8 1/125sec Nikon 14-24mm f2.8
tulou house 25 Dec 2009 Nikon D3s iso 200 28mm f8 1/10sec Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
Photographic Competition Recognition
26 Dec 2009 Nikon D3 iso200 24mm f8 1/45sec Nikon 14-24mm f2.8