for the journey, not the message

Chinese Lady Washing Up

I stayed with a Hungarian friend for a while in Shenzhen, China. He had lived in China for six years, and had an apartment near the OCT metro station. The days were scorching hot and going outside was a sweaty trip. While walking back to the apartment I noticed this old lady doing the washing up and staring through her windows. People have said they think this photo is kind of spooky. I wonder what she is thinking.

22 responses

  1. your photos are absolutely amazing! are you a professional photographer or something? (:

    10.January.2012 at 6.30pm

    • haha thank you, no I’m not a professional, just a guy who is lucky enough to have traveled a bit and had a camera with me 😉

      10.January.2012 at 6.33pm

      • well you should be a professional because you’re really good! (:

        10.January.2012 at 6.34pm

      • Well, that’s a great combination right there!

        11.January.2012 at 6.04pm

  2. fancy giving National Geographic a call on my behalf?! 🙂

    10.January.2012 at 6.39pm

  3. Thanks for liking my Traveling Grandparents blog post. You have awesome photos.

    10.January.2012 at 6.48pm

  4. Wow, what a cool blog! I love the pictures too. I only briefly reviewed the first page but I really enjoyed the ones of India. I was there last year during a trip to Nepal. Do you have an email subscriber button on your site? I didn’t see one. Are you still traveling?

    10.January.2012 at 10.02pm

    • thanks, I never went to Nepal, i think a trip across the Himalayas would be great though, walking up onto the mountains in China, and along the range all the way almost full circle and back into China. I got back from a journey over in Asia and Australia in September, and now back in England.

      11.January.2012 at 12.30am

  5. Never mind that last question…I found the email subscriber button and signed up.

    10.January.2012 at 10.04pm

  6. Impressive stuff….

    10.January.2012 at 10.53pm

  7. I love this photo… can’t wait to look through the rest of your blog… I think the way she is looking off to the right makes it look so nostalgic… She has some sort of memory running through her mind…

    10.January.2012 at 11.55pm

    • take a look around, yeah i think this is possibly why I try and wonder whats going through her mind too

      11.January.2012 at 11.24am

  8. You are good. You should send some of your photographs to see if something professional could be done with them. You have a very good eye for beautiful photography.

    11.January.2012 at 1.40am

    • Thanks, well I would like to, If you know how i could go about this, do let me know!

      11.January.2012 at 11.26am

  9. I love your photos. You are a natural.

    17.January.2012 at 1.47am

  10. Wow, this is inspiring. I’d love to take photos like this.

    17.January.2012 at 2.49pm

    • with a bit of persistence you’ll get there!

      20.January.2012 at 4.55am

  11. I agree with all of the previous comments. You definitely have a gift. Just start by sending in submissions to travel magazines. They’ll notice your talent. Happy that you found us so that we have found you. I will be a dedicated follower…. 🙂

    25.January.2012 at 4.51pm

    • thanks for the tip, i’ll try it out and see what happens.

      28.January.2012 at 11.54pm

  12. William, as a fellow blogger i was delighted that you liked my ‘signs not words are the future.’ In return let me sy how much better ypur pictiorial presentation was so much better than my mere words.Let me add, the compliments you received are merited. Perhaps you might consider adding a short esssay to each and making them an electronic book. I’m sure it would be a success.

    25.January.2012 at 10.49pm

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