Foreign Expert Bureau

Part of my day job was to help build a portfolio designed to create a sense of place within Tianjin; exploring and exposing the complexities of a modern day Chinese city. At times I  worked with the municipal government, carting my gear around in all kinds of transportation from push bikes to double-decker buses, as we toured and explored both the traditional and modern.

The St Regis

Starwood’s premier hotel reflecting in the Hai He river.

Guwenhua Jie

Or Ancient Culture Street, that’s what the expats call it, anyway.

Zhou Enlai

Bust of the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China.

A Blue Umbrella

The unveiling of Tianjin’s lastest glass-paneled mega-structure; the natural history musem. Complete with dinosaurs.

The St Regis at Night

A good place for a quiet coffee.

The Past

An elderly man cycles through Tianjin’s colonial past.

The Future

An elderly couple walk the circular route around Tianjin’s grand theatre, stopping to reflect on what once was.

Red Bull

Two Red Bull atheletes take a break from performing at Tianjin’s Happy Vally theme park.

The Tianjin Eye

Straddling the Hai He.

Tianjin Art Gallery

Tianjin Concert House #1

Korean Hotpot

Never let it be said that the Chinese don’t like foreign food.

Street Life

Classic China still exists outside Tianjin’s ring road, but it’s getting smaller every day.

Ancient Culture

Tianjin’s historical landmarks.

Street Life

Classic China still exists outside Tianjin’s ring road, but it’s getting smaller every day.

Qi Hi Lai

Day trippers visit the wetlands north east of Tianjin city.

Generational Divides

A fiercly popular topic amoungst Chinese netizens.

A Taste of the West

None of the entourage were meant to be there.

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