Monday, January 29, 2007

Ronald McDonald says: Explosives are Fun!

Well the Chinese New Year is rapidly approaching (Feb 18th I believe) so the red lanterns are starting to assemble and the markets are rife with kitschy things on the theme of pig.

Even everybody's favorite meat sandwich peddling clown* is not immune to the charms of the festive season

Pyro McDonald

Here's a few scenes from my recent trip to the Imperial Palace at Shenyang (basically a holiday home for the Qing Dynasty, which as you all know, puts it at about 400 years old)

Entrance hall front

Temple Detail

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Main Hall

Qingtastic

As usual, there's piles more. Get 'em here

So, despite the fact that the forces of fate seemed to be arraigned against me having a holiday, I'm off to Beijing tomorrow to see what I can make of it. Not sure where I'll go or what I'll do right now, but rest assured it will be blogged. oh yes.









*apologies if you in fact prefer some other meat sandwich peddling clown.

2 comments:

Ezy said...

Thats singularly the best picture of Mr McDonald I have ever seen

Anonymous said...

Its amazing where you find some people Mr Shaw, You need a shave!.

Your old friend Alistair Tippett
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