Saturday, July 30, 2011
Beijing, China: Pictures With Strangers (Video)
Traveling through different Asian countries this year, there's always been a time or two when someone asks you to pose for a photograph. Simply because I'm a foreigner, there's a fascination that is apparently satisfied with a photo. Still, I wasn't prepared for the attention I would receive in China. Visiting Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City in Beijing, I was approached by many people wanting a photo. Holding babies, shaking hands, and striking a pose I felt like a politician! I was surprised by people's curiosity and affection. This interaction with perfect strangers was a lot of fun, and something I'm always remember about China.