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This was shot in Beijing prier to the Olympics in Nov. of 2007 in one of the many Hutongs left from the destruction. Thousands of homes were destroyed in preparation for the Olympics.

Hand held
Canon D30
1/15 s at f/4.0
ISO 200


bike, china, beijing, travel, alley, homes, harris, hutong

Jeff Harris is a self taught digital photographer. Landscapes, abstracts, portraits, weddings, and sport photography are Jeff’s main focus, but he thoroughly enjoys finding new subjects and new approaches to his photography. Presently Jeff resides in Taiwan and has been involved in many projects including photography for theater groups, the local music scene,bike and logo designs, and various events, portraits and weddings.

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  • SassyPhotos
    SassyPhotosalmost 6 years ago

    Jeff – I am sorry to read this – I spent a few different days over 2000-2002 visiting Hutongs in Beijing – I knew that the government would start to tear them down. Beijing is one of my favorite cities. My husband and I lived in HK as expats for nearly 5 years. He traveled more than I did but when I could I would also jump at going to Beijing first it is a photographers paradise.

  • It’s very sad that many were left without substantial subsidies from the government when they were evicted. I suppose I feel fortunate to have been able to experience this culture in the mist of the demolition, but I’m sure if I go back and revisit some of the amazing alleys that I would feel sad that there are only a few left for tourists.

    – Jeff Harris

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