1. John Holland


    Here is the better known panda - the Giant Panda enjoying a breakfast of bamboo
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    Red Panda

    The Giant Panda gets all the press and publicity, and the poor Red Panda is rarely mentioned. It is much smaller than its better known cousin - it is about the size of a fox.
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    Red Walls of China

    Not quite up there with the Great Wall of China. Here is the red walls of the Wuhou Temple in Chengdu, China
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    Giant Buddha

    In far western China is a city called Leshan. And in Leshan there is a giant Buddha statue. By giant, I mean 233 feet (71 meters) tall carved status that was constructed/built between 713 and 803 (during the Tang Dynasty). It is at the confluence of the Minjiang River and Dadu River. You can...
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    Going Fishing

    Heading off for the day's fishing in a sampan. "Sampan" comes from the original Cantonese term for the boats, 三板 - literally meaning "three planks" (Bottom plank and two side planks).
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    Another stop on my China visit was in Chengdu (Chengdu is the start of the Silk Road). Here they have a Panda Research Center (one of four or five in the country). The Giant Pandas are the main attraction, but they also have the less timid and more active Red Pandas.
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    Shanghai at Night

    At the beginning of October I had the opportunity to visit China. I spent 10 days there covering several cities. Starting with Shanghai. We arrived the last part of Golden Week (a national holiday), and it was very crowded. A couple of night time shots of the iconic light display of the...