Applaus for the photographer – that´s new for me

After shooting the bus station with the Memorial in background, i crossed the road sit down and here the music coming from the backyard. With the lampions and the light it looks very nice. I went to the music. It was very nice listening. A mix of chinese street music, from time to time with some Rap elements. It sounds great.

Street music form the backyard
Street music coming from the backyard

I did some shootings.  What i give to have also the Sony Alpha 7R or S which shoot such amazing pics in the low light. It is a hard job. Nevermind, i have what i have and did my best. Just beside was a nice coffe bar. And the had a capuccino. It was a great taste after all the time to drink a real good coffee. The Bar called Coffeebreak. I was sitting outside by this warm summer night. Suddenly I see the singer, he makes a break. We looked at each other and start to talk. Of course he can have the photos. As photographer i give my best, so after the break i did more photos. Now more from the middle of the circle like I´m used to it.

Suddenly the singer announce me as his friend, of course in fact of his good english, he told. He thanks me for taking photos, so he pleased the audience to give an applaus. Hey come on, when I get the last applaus for my photographer work. It was surprised and it was an amazing guesture of the musician.

These encounter i love when i´m travelling. This little moments where you share with unknow people. This is peacful and makes people understanding each other.

By the way, this happen to me also in the E-market. I was looking for a cheap Tripod. At least i want to buy a powerbank for my cellphone, cos i shoot too with that device. It is not common that the people understand english. A young woman helped me and i gave her my card. She wrote me how to load, to handle the powerbank or mobil charger as they say here in China. I love this little stories



Saturday Night Fever

Starting the tour by passing by the Black Tiger Spring. Until now I saw it once at night. It is saturday and a lot of more people are around here. One reason is the water. A free spring where you get good fresh water. Second this parc is free entry. Other parc you have to pay fot entrance.

The building of which i every day see from my bed is a memorial. It was build in the founding year of the New China, because a lot of people died here. Why, i didn`t get it. Still finding out. I keep you informed

Night view of the Memorial.
Night view of the Memorial.

In the opposite of the Memorial are one of the 7 springs around this place. Here you see the Black Tiger. What is the story of the Black Tiger I have to find out, too.

The Black Tiger
The Black Tiger

On the left side is a white Tiger. More impressive is of course the black one. A common place to shoot pics from each other, kids, youth, young lovers.

Now my guest arrives, i stop here and the saturday night fever will be continued

Time for tea

Inspiring place by a cup of green tea.
Inspiring place by a cup of green tea.

To my hotel room belongs a place for cooking tea, Green Tea and have nice talks or preparing my photos. I love this view, isn´t it amazing.

Von meinem Bettzimmer ist diese wunderschöne verglaste Terrasse. Zeit Tee zu kochen und den Blick zu genießen, gute Gespräche zu führen oder meine Fotos zu bearbeiten.

Now it is time to go out and to get inspired to do pictures for the music of Chet Baker. The Jazz musician, from whom i saw the lovely documentary film in the Business Class.

Jetzt ist es an der Zeit hinaus zugehen, mich inspirieren zu lassen, Fotos zu machen, die zu der Musik von Chet Baker passen. Über ihn sah ich eine gute Doku-Fiction in der Business Class auf dem Hinflug. Ich war so beeindruckt, dass ich sie mir sogar zweimal ansah, was ich äußerst selten tue. Auf ins Abenteut.

Waking up and look

When i wake up, after only 4 hours sleep I looked out of my window and see that …
Isn´t it amazing. Arriving in the chaotic China city Jinan.

Black Tiger River
Black Tiger River

Also ich morgens aufwachte und vom Bett hoch sah, hatte ich diesen wunderschönen Blick. Zu meinem Zimmer gehört ein kleiner Sommergarten, mit einem Wasserkocher, natürlich Grüner Tee.

Arrival in Jinan

I wrize the short verdion after two days travellin I’m sitting in the local bus services. Not on azxi even it 01:00 a.m. lical time. But i have WiFi amahing hello wake up Germany. Lufthansa updadetef me into the business class. At the end the Service guy would gibe one bottle of South African wine. Bit i hat to contunue my fligjts. The next step works quiet well bit i couldn’t book the compöeze Ticket the woman told me. Ok. I met a nice woman from Hohhot but she immegrate to L.A. 45 years reunion of the school pupils. At the baggage counter my suitcase was missed not in the computer. With Lin helps they found it. I got 20 Euro and tomorrow it should arrive at my hotel. Next shock was my bookimg wad missed. I went directly to the manager if dity. The third manager could read latin letters. Yes I’m in Chin was in the Mongolia.

Nevermind i was sleays in a good mood had fzn to heat them talk runnimg amd at least i sit im the bus. Next time more about the chinesr and my point of view.