Rather than lose the sounds and images of the day in the galleries available in the Blog/Sound/Image part of the website, we’ve decided to create a separate section here – each image and sound will be moved here when we update the welcome page, so if you have any favourites, you can find them here.

15 May

Farewell_to_China

The cloud covers over an amazing country. We’ll be back!

 

14 May

Happy panda chewing bamboo

Happy panda chewing bamboo

 

13 May

Louise combined her interest in guardian statues with mine for dragons by photographing this friendly dragon outside a restaurant in Chengdu

Louise combined her interest in guardian statues with mine for dragons by photographing this friendly dragon outside a restaurant in Chengdu

 

12 May

Snapped from the train window - work goes on in the Chinese fields

Snapped from the train window – work goes on in the Chinese fields

 

11 May

The wall at the back of the shrine of the God of Wealth is equally as stunning as the main statue itself

The wall at the back of the shrine of the God of Wealth is equally as stunning as the main statue itself

 

10 May

How much is that doggie on the basket? Puppies for sale on the street in Xi'an

How much is that doggie on the basket? Puppies for sale on the street in Xi’an

 

9 May

In the City God Temple, the Fire God looks suitably aggressive

In the City God Temple, the Fire God looks suitably aggressive

 

8 May

The most welcome sight in the morning on board a sleeper train

The most welcome sight in the morning on board a sleeper train

 

7 May

A view along the Great Wall at Badaling

A view along the Great Wall at Badaling

 

6 May

Professor Zhang Xiaofu and his students made us very welcome at the Central Conservatory of Music

Professor Zhang Xiaofu and his students made us very welcome at the Central Conservatory of Music

Crowded subway back from the flag lowering ceremony! The hustle and bustle of Beijing was one of the key sonic features for me!

 

5 May

Reflections of bridges across a canal in the Forbidden City

Reflections of bridges across a canal in the Forbidden City

This is a recording of what I heard when entering the park leading up to the Temple of Heaven. The concoction of all the bands of traditional Chinese instruments and singing just blew me away completely!

 

4 May

Some of the fine details of the statuary at the Summer Palace are fascinating

Some of the fine details of the statuary at the Summer Palace are fascinating

Here is a short recording of Wangfujling street- aka the night market. Lots of interesting delicacies to taste. If you listen carefully, you can hear the sizzling of a wok!

 

3 May

The amazing Amy, Jessica and Jerry, who welcomed us to the University of Science and Technology, and who took us all around the campus and answered all our questions

The amazing Amy, Jessica and Jerry, who welcomed us to the University of Science and Technology, and who took us all around the campus and answered all our questions

This is a short clip from the flag raising ceremony in Tiananmen Square.

 

2 May

This statuette was sitting on a lonely top shelf in a shop, but was crying out to be photographed.

This statuette was sitting on a lonely top shelf in a shop, but was crying out to be photographed.


Some of the first sounds we heard in Beijing… I really cannot wait to work with these when we are back in the UK!

 

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