Beijing smog

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    Beijing smog as seen from the China World Hotel, March 2003, during the SARS outbreak.

    This was my first shot posted to Flickr.

    drhundertwasser, solaris955, and 32 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Daveness_98 69 months ago | reply

      This picture fills me with desolation

      Please consider adding your photograph to the group bleak

    2. snowgoon 69 months ago | reply

      Music to my Eyes AwardThis Image Is Music To My Eyes!
      Music To My Eyes - (post 1 - give an award to 5)
      commented with SICI (2008-07-18)

    3. aimkk 68 months ago | reply

      But the present Beijing was already much better

    4. gecua 66 months ago | reply

      i thought at first "how lovely the day today is, foggy". turns out it was smog. O_o still a bit smoggy here.

    5. i_still_believe_in_u 65 months ago | reply

      excellent composition, wonderful mid tones!
      hope all is beautiful - xoxo!

    6. peggyhr 61 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

      Experienced this for myself back in Sep '05.

    7. Roberto Gardella [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      I like to go back and see the first uploaded photo of my contacts......:)
      Damn.....we have fog but not because smog...!!! That's quite terrible!!
      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    8. todd* 56 months ago | reply

      Thanks for taking a peek at "my first flickr" photo. Returning the favor. Nice shot! This one shows the consequences of progress, I suppose.

    9. LanAnhB 53 months ago | reply

      I'm writing for a french website of environmental information, and I'd like to publish your picture for my article on My boss still has to accept it, but if she does, would you mind that I use it? Of course I'll put your name at the end of the article.
      Thanks and nice picture


    10. ClizBiz 31 months ago | reply

      Great shot of a disturbing situation. I've used this photo to promote a blog post over at

    11. tomswift46 ( Hi Res Images for Sale) 26 months ago | reply

      I had to go back to the beginning and what a beginning!

      Smog and SARS!

    12. brendan ó sé 21 months ago | reply

      your own start ;-)

      what brought you all the way back to my start?

    13. ~ o 17 months ago | reply

      cough Nice ! cough cough

    14. Maria_Globetrotter 15 months ago | reply

      I've only been in Beijing a few days, and it shocked me how smoggy it was, in the mid day just grey, grey... Is it always like that??

    15. China Chas 15 months ago | reply

      I think yesterday was the worst day on record for pollution in this place. We do get plenty of nice days too but this photo shows that some things never change...

    16. David Harbinson (EnglishNewsLessons) 15 months ago | reply

      Hello Kevin. Thank you for putting your photo under CC. I have used it on my site here and attributed it to you in the manner requested on your profile page.

    17. stevenpng 14 months ago | reply

      My younger brother was there 2 weeks ago and it is bad!
      You can't get a clear city shot regardless what type of lens and camera you have....LOL

    18. MacSmiley 12 months ago | reply

      Yikes! People really have to breathe that?

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