Portraits and People
Big Cities and Little 'uns
I went through this dodgy area of Fes one night to try to climb up a hillside to get a view of the mountain. It was actually perfectly safe, and everyone was smiling and happy. I now know how to speak just a little bit of Arabic, at least enough to get by. I thought this run-down area was actually kind of beautiful in its own way, so I set up to take a photo…- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.
It was a calm and cool night in the Middle East. I was able to walk around, mostly unencumbered, and find different ways the light would bounce here and there from these huge lamps called buildings.
- Trey Ratcliff
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Entering the Forbidden City The Forbidden City sits in the middle of Beijing along an imaginary line called "The Central Axis". Many of the important buildings, temples, and monuments are along this line. It might seem convenient just to walk along this line to see everything you need to see, but this idea only works if you have the mobility of the Genghis Khan cavalry.I had a delightful tea inside the Forbidden City at a secluded and secret tea house with my contacts. It all sounds somewhat cloak & dagger, doesn't it?- Trey RatcliffRead about it here at the Stuck in Customs blog.