Buddha and Buddha One of my favourite pictures of my one-year stay in China is this Buddha and his mirror image. Taken in the history museum of the city Xi'an, this Buddha represents peace, sensuality and serenity as well as devotion.
Terracotta WarriorsAlexander Maxelon2019-06-27T04:42:45+02:00
Terracotta Warriors The mausoleum Qin Shihuangdis, known for its terracotta warriors is often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. Nowadays it has become a place of pilgrimage for tourists from all over the world but the sight of the over 2000-year-old warriors is still spectacular and worth visiting. This photo gives [...]
Emperor BlueAlexander Maxelon2019-06-26T20:02:07+02:00
Emperor Blue Sometimes the simplicity of the picture is the convincing element, as with this blue palace roof photographed in Beijing, China.
Chained BirdsAlexander Maxelon2019-06-26T19:46:59+02:00
Chained Birds There may be some traditions that Westerners cannot or do not want to understand. At a bird market in the Chinese city of Nanjing (near Shanghai), I discovered these parakeets which were tied with cords.
Suzhous WaterwaysAlexander Maxelon2019-06-26T17:32:27+02:00
Suzhous Waterways Suzhou is often referred to as "Venice of China". Although there are some small but subtle differences between the two cities, there are also branched waterways and canals in Suzhou. In combination with the white houses, there are great sceneries like this one, which I captured at the beginning of 2018. [...]
Baby on TV-TowerAlexander Maxelon2019-06-26T17:28:02+02:00
Baby on TV-Tower Above the roofs of the megacity Xi'an, a baby explores the glass floor of the television tower. His parents seem to be very enthusiastic about how open and curious their child crawls around.
Baozi Baozi are as indispensable to China as bread is to Germany. Similar dumplings filled with either meat or vegetables can by the way also be found under the name "Momo" in some parts of India. However, this picture was not taken by me in India, but in February 2018 in the Chinese city [...]
Incense SticksAlexander Maxelon2019-09-07T14:26:18+02:00
Incense Sticks In order to communicate with the gods, many visitors of temples light incense sticks. This picture was taken in 2017 on the island of Cheung Chau, which belongs to Hong Kong.
Chinese National Holiday at Tiananmen SquareAlexander Maxelon2019-06-26T17:06:30+02:00
Chinese National Holiday at Tiananmen Square Every year in October, tens of thousands of people gather on Tiananmen Square in Beijing for the Chinese National Holiday punctually at dawn. This picture shows the moment just before the Chinese flag is hoisted and thus the situation that every Chinese tries to capture with their smartphone.