Letzten Sommer war ich mit dem Kanu auf der Krutynia in den Masuren (Reisebericht) unterwegs. Das wollte ich gefühlt schon seit 10 Jahren machen… Falls der geneigte Leser noch keine Idee für den Sommerurlaub hat, kann ich ihm den Osten Polens wärmstens empfehlen!
Great Hall of the People, Beijing
During my recent visit to Beijing, the annual parliament meeting took place. The parliament agreed that fighting corruption and fixing environment pollution are the two most prominent issues.
I can't really comment on their fight against corruption, but for me it will be interesting to see what China will do to fix the heavy smog. When talking to my Chinese colleagues I learnt that everyone agrees that air pollution is a very big problem and must be solved asap. However, it is unclear how to do that because the pollution is partly caused by big steel factories employing millions of people.
The Red Wall
Still China, but found in the Forbidden City and not in the mountains :-)
Train station at Beijing international airport at terminal 3
This is my personal favorite of my shots from Beijing even though it has nothing China-specific. I took it in the home of the artist Qi Baishi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Baishi), who was a famous painter in China.