Lanterns Over Beihai Park © by © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
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It must have been around 11:00 pm. After a long day of shooting in and around the Forbidden City, we decided, like every other time we discuss this issue in a very civilized manner amongst friends, to go and explore one more location. “Let’s walk for a bit more and see what’s around the other side of the street” I keep saying. My shooting buddy keeps reminding me, as he always does, that we have been up for the last 19 hours and have walked for almost a million miles (ok, a bit of exaggerattion here, but you get the idea). Well, after having spending 2 precious minutes discussing this issue and contemplating how many other people are awake this time of night in Beijing (almost nobody), guess who always wins (yeah yeah yeah – I know it’s not about winning… hummmm).

The southern entrance to Behai Park is situated a fair distance away from the northern entrance to the Forbidden City (if I recall my bearings correctly), and yes it seemed like a million mles away, but it was all worth it.

This image is of many lanterns that adorn the long pathway leading to the temple atop the steep hill. We never made it to the top as that section of the park was closed at night.

We ended up back at our hotel room at about 3 am after spending almost 1 hour looking for a cab! And that’s the joy of photogrpahy in a foreign city.

One last comment – yes, my buddy and I are still friends.

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Comments

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    very beautiful and balanced striking. love you photography!

  • Thank you Lisa – much appreciated your comment. Thank you so much.

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  • Thank you Lisa for adding this to your favorites! Much appreciated.

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  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 3 years ago

    avery nicely done

  • Thank you Dave.

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  • BrendaForsey
    BrendaForseyover 3 years ago

    I am happy your buddy and you are still friends…yeah!! This is an amazing photo..evenly balanced..and so georgeous! Wel done especially in the evening! Well Done my friend~

  • Thanks Brenda! This is actually one of my favourites – for many reasons. And yeah – my buddy and I are still friends – we do this ALL the time (ha ha).

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  • BrendaForsey
    BrendaForseyover 3 years ago

    I love the color, and to see them lining the path ways….you sound like me..because i always want to see what is next that i can photograph, and i never mind the time either, because the next adventure in taking photo’s is ever present..so i would have a hard time stopping…especially when there is so much of it around..and your mind is racing and your imagination is flowing…i could not stop..until i dropped (probably)…!!

  • Could not stop till I dropped – that was EXACTLY our feeling that evening Brenda! And what a wonderful feeling that was!!! Thank you Brenda for sharing your thoughts with me. I’m glad that “great spirits” think alike…

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  • forgot to say “thank you” for adding this to your favourites – much appreciated Brenda.

    – © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography

  • Sue Ballyn
    Sue Ballynabout 3 years ago

    This is superb and evocative. Great shot

  • Many, many thanks Sue; really appreciate the visit and the feedback. Thank you so much.

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  • and many more thanks for the favorite. Much, much appreciated.

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  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 3 years ago

    Brilliant capture Hany.

    Cheers Jude

  • Oh thank you Jude; really appreciate it. I’m glad you like this image of the lanterns.

    – © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography

  • EvaMarIza
    EvaMarIzaover 2 years ago

    powerful:)

  • Thanks again Eva. Much appreciate al the visits and the positive feedback and the favorites too. Hany

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