Beijing smog

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


This was my first shot posted to Flickr.

  • stakecheez 7y

    hey man i've started a site devoted to the smog with pics here or here if its okay i might look at using your photo
  • stakecheez 7y

  • David Evers 7y

    This picture fills me with desolation

    Please consider adding your photograph to the group bleak
  • aimkk 7y

    But the present Beijing was already much better
  • gecua 7y

    i thought at first "how lovely the day today is, foggy". turns out it was smog. O_o still a bit smoggy here.
  • i_still_believe_in_u PRO 7y

    excellent composition, wonderful mid tones!
    hope all is beautiful - xoxo!
  • Peggy Reimchen PRO 6y

    Great shot!

    Experienced this for myself back in Sep '05.

    Hazy Beijing by peggyhr
  • Roberto Gardella 6y

    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. (?)
  • todd* PRO 6y

    Thanks for taking a peek at "my first flickr" photo. Returning the favor. Nice shot! This one shows the consequences of progress, I suppose.
  • Lan-Anh B. 6y

    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

  • Heather 4y

    Great shot of a disturbing situation. I've used this photo to promote a blog post over at
  • Lew (tomswift) Holzman PRO 3y

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

    Smog and SARS!
  • Brendan Ó Sé PRO 3y

    your own start ;-)

    what brought you all the way back to my start?
  • ~ o 3y

    cough Nice ! cough cough
  • Maria_Globetrotter PRO 3y

    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??
  • Chas Pope PRO 3y

    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...
  • David Harbinson (EnglishNewsLessons) 3y

    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.
  • Steven Ng PRO 2y

    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
  • Melanie MacSmiley PRO 2y

    Yikes! People really have to breathe that?

    Seen in the brand new Yahoo! Weather app for iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch! Thanks for sharing your photo with a wider audience!

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