Bustling Beijing

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    Getting this photo was not easy at all!

    I knew of this area of Beijing called the CBD, or Central Business District. I notice that they have all these catchy names here, much like the building I took this photo from: "China Merchants Building." At any rate, I had the driver circle the business district a few times so I could find a good angle. We found one in this building, but did not know if we could take a photo from the top floor. Woo went in first. This might have been a mistake because during the shoot he admitted he had a dreadful fear of heights. But he said it in such a charming British accent I thought it could have been my subconscious.

    We went up to the 32nd floor. No windows no dice. We then went to the 31st floor, but the confused secretary would not let us through. Then we tried 30. The secretary said yes and let us into a boardroom, but the angle was not right and the other offices were busy. So we went to 29.

    The secretary on 29 was confused so I instructed Woo to tell her, firmly, "We are with the Government."

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    1. Dave_L10 43 months ago | reply

      Great example of the city at night, love it, Amazing!

    2. Kit Downey 42 months ago | reply

      Fantastic image and a great story to go with it. Some good tips on your website too.

    3. kgka00 42 months ago | reply

      amazing shot!

    4. Nonac_Digi 42 months ago | reply

      Crazy shot, mad effort, thank you. Without you going that extra bit beyond I may not be as inspired as I am.

    5. Skullr 42 months ago | reply

      WOW incredible shot, I really love ths colours.

    6. King Midas Touch* 42 months ago | reply

      wow!!fantastic shot!!well done
      visit my new shot!!bye

    7. brandonhuang 41 months ago | reply

      wow! amazing cityscape. Awesome photo :D

    8. Cesar Okada 41 months ago | reply

      awesome picture and great story

    9. cheesekid 39 months ago | reply

      Pure awesome!!

    10. tobey308 36 months ago | reply

      we are with the government.... love it!!

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    11. Ania.Photography - travelling 34 months ago | reply

      splendid lights and colors!

    12. Chris28mm 28 months ago | reply

      Totally a scene from Blade Runner!

    13. Galaxyquest 2 months ago | reply

      Fantastic colours and lights

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