Nanjing is my home away from home... or more simply put: my hometown in China. I was lucky enough to live in Nanjing from March-August 2010, as a student at Nanjing Normal University studying Mandarain Chinese and Chinese culture. Each time I have returned to China I am drawn back to Nanjing, and each time I return to Nanjing it is an emotional homecoming.
The Nanjing Massacre Museum and Presidential Palace are both fantastic representations of Nanjing's history, and China's relationship with it's own past. Our photo group had but 48 hours to tour this historically rich city, which is barely enouch to scratch the surface.
The photos here were all captured at the Presidential Palace on a chilly December day in 2011.
©2011 John Rash
Shop girls prepare and serve tea as part of their sales duties in a small tea shop at Confucius Temple, Nanjing, China.
©2011 JOHN RASH
For several years now I have been organizing trips to China for college students who study photography and video production. Each year we visit several cities in a whirlwind 2 week trek across China's eastern seaboard trying to absorb the culture, make new friends, and capture portfolio worthy images. This year's trip began in Beijing, with only a few days in China's massive capitol we only managed to visit a few choice locations before heading south. Here are a few of my best images from our few days in Beijing, with future posts from other cities soon to follow.
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