The name of the central place comes from foreigners. It happen to me too.
A young girl comes to me and start a conversation. She was very young and shy. I asked her, why she comes to me, as usual I´m very curious. She told me her mother she showed to her, told her: „Talk with the foreigner, train conversation.“ She did as her Mum told her. It was not so easy for her. But the own chance to speak and train her english.
Shit, I forgot to make a selfie with her, old school, I´m, isn´t it?
Later a young man comes and asked if he can do a photo with me. Of course, so I will be in wechat, the chinese facebook.
When you here in China, you get experienced how google and facebook dominate our world. Because all google and fb account and related services are blocked. Even the map services don`t work. Here I realize how powerful these two dominate our lifes. Even they practical, or because they are so practical we became lazy.
Luckly i download an offline map of Jinan, with the GPS i didn`t go lost 🙂
The hotel seems that it has his great time under the communisme time. They didn´t take the chance to go with the time. The nowadays advantage is, that it is cheap. It is in a nice part, close to the city and directly at the Black Tiger Rivers and springs. The atmosphere is like in ancient time. Breakfast time is from 7 to 8:30 a.m. No urban life style 🙂 if you know what I mean. For me it has the charme of the past.
The Black Tiger Springs here around the hotel are famous. The people collecting water for free. They come with big containers and take their water for cooking. I guess, i have the same water here in the hotel for cooking 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.
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.
This pic I shot 8 years ago in Beijing. Let see what this year will happen. At first i have a longer travel. Tomorrow short to 11 a.m. I‘ will be in Beijing than i will go to Jinan Shandong over Hohhot in the Mongolei whta a Trip. I wish you all a good time.
Do you know the children game: packing the suitcase?
I feel like that. I packed my business suit for the work, shoes and than I start with my photo techs. Gorilla pod, Card reader, viewfinder with magnifier and and and. For me is it the hell and for you? When you are packing does it goes fast or do you need time?
On wednsday I fly to China, Jinan. After 8 years once again to this big country with contrast. My first city is Jinan. I visit a friend there. Later I go back to Bejing and Xina for work. I had the chance to combine work with holidy. Thanks for that arrangement the laten nate concept. The next days i will write regulary 🙂
I know now it is half a year ago when I wrote my last blog here.