798 Art District
When you stick out, get stuck in to get the photo
I have lived in China for almost 27 years in all, mostly based in Beijing. As a photographer, this has been a precious opportunity to witness history and cover some of the big events as well as everyday life, capturing scenes fascinate many people all over the world.
How to photograph the Great Wall
When you are in Beijing and want to visit the Great Wall, it's best to avoid the wave of tourists. There are several places nearby to go to, each with its own specific feel.
The "hutong hipsters" are Beijing's modern romanticists
In Beijing, China’s massive, future-obsessed capital where people and things move in all directions at a dizzying pace, there's still room for a bohemia.
If you want to witness Beijing's growth, go "NLGX"
Just a block from Dongzhimen is Gulou Dong Dajie, a richly historic area that is home to some of Beijing's most popular tourist hutongs, monuments such as the Drum and Bell Towers and a growing nightlife.
How Chinese brothels influenced history
Walking through Beijing’s hutong neighborhoods, I am transported back to the time of a flourishing Bada Hutong, once the most infamous brothel in China.
Old Beijing is still there if you slow down
Beijing's hutongs are the alleyways that glue together the capital's 800-year-old network of residential courtyards.
Can Beijing’s hutongs survive another 800 years of progress?
Hello Beijing, where the ancient alleyways that were once the heart of the city’s communal way of life are fast disappearing as developers move in at a frenetic pace. Some of these hutongs date back as far as the 13th-century Yuan Dynasty but can – and should – they survive another 800 years of progress for China's capital?