Monday, August 16, 2010

The car is the camera

Sometimes it's nice to be in a car and think of the windshield as your viewfinder. Instead of boring ordinary scenery going by, presto! The world is turned into pictures! I had a chance to do this on our trip when I got to ride shotgun in a mianbaoche ("bread loaf car" - slang for a small minivan) from Kunming's airport to its long distance bus station. (Kunming is the capital of Yunnan, the province to the south of us.) Here are a few samples of Kunming street life - more can be found on Flickr.

Kunming Taxiwindow (music)

Kunming Taxiwindow
Was taking a picture of the stripey character-filled signs in the BG, but the smoking dude makes it for me.

Kunming Taxiwindow
Dang, a half second earlier and the arrow would've been pointing straight at that guy's head...

Kunming Taxiwindow
Jane: "Okay, you can stop taking pictures now. It's just a regular Chinese city."

Kunming Taxiwindow (big bus station)
Jane: "No, really, Dave. We're at the bus station. Stop taking pictures..."

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