Friday, September 17, 2010

Mom's camera in Beijing

{Forbidden City, Beijing, China}
{Rescued baby pandas, Beijing Zoo}
Did I ever mention we procrastinate a lot in my family? (Well, mainly me.) We finally organized photos from my mom's Beijing trip 2 summers ago! I remember being stuck in London, envious.

Although I think my mom had more fun meeting people than seeing sites: Like this Swedish couple who were celebrating the Olympics & home team love. Go sports fan style! :)
~ Have a fun and lovely weekend! ~

(Thanks Mom!)


Rowena... said...

Too dad takes pictures of food when travels abroad!

Collette Osuna said...

Awww.....your Mom took amazing pics..they are really beautiful!! I have an Aunt like that, she will snap a pic of a stranger in a grocery store on her cell phone if she thinks they look like someone we know, lol

Have a fabulous day!
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Signe said...

Oh my, I just love these pictures. Think I must go see China one day (and that has nothing to do with my lifelong love affair with Chinese food, nope, not at all!)
Have a great weekend :)

daily mix LA said...

these pictures are stunning!

Rosie said...

So great pictures! BTW, I still haven't sorted my holiday pictures of 2008... and I have the feeling there won't be soooo much time in the near future to do it ;-)

Thanks for all your nice words at my blog and flickr - I'm a bit slow at the moment, but I try to catch up! Left a comment also at your yesterday's post - loved it! :-)

Anonymous said...

I know the feeling - I'm constantly behind on sorting photos. Good intentions, lacking in staying power. I start, then get side-tracked onto something else because it seems so much more interesting!

Lovely photos - I like the pandas, all flaked out on the logs. :)

Oh, My Darling said...

The Swedish couple look like they'd be fun to hang out with! Cool pictures!

Nicole said...

The photo of the forbidden city is breath-taking! the lights are gorgeous!

K and S said...

beautiful photos, better organized late than never I say!

Bombay Beauty said...

Me too -- meeting people trumps seeing things any day! bb


Gorgeous photos! And I have to admit that we're procrastinators too. I still haven't picked my wedding photos and I got married over a year ago :)

Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Meghan said...

Beautiful pictures!! Procrastination is big in my family too. :)

Annie said...

Ha yes, we both did mom pics today! how fun & funny :) Love these pics. Also funny: my mom recently found a camera with all of these amazing pictures of China on it.
Have a wonderful weekend!!

elra said...

OMG, the photographs of the forbidden city is so beautiful. Very magical :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Wow amazing pics!

Everton Terrace said...

I don't know what's cuter - the pandas or that couple? I love meeting people like that.


aw, those pandas.... but the first image is WOW.

Happy weekend

Jude said...

Rowena - that is just so cute - yes to food-obsessives! :)
Collette - thanks so much! That's soo adorable about your Aunt!
Signe - aw, thank you! Hope you do get to go one day :) And that your own Italian trip goes fabulously!
Daily Mix - thanks so much!
Rosie - haha, good to know it's not just us! We're so slow with photo organizing! Hope you're feeling better and thanks for your lovely comments!
Angelcel - that's exactly what happens, we keep getting all sidetracked with photo-sorting :) I've been loving your recent photo series from the past!
Melissa - thanks so much! I wish I'd been there with my mom, meeting that fun Swedish couple too!
Nicole -thank you! I was definitely envious of my mom being there, and I was in...grey London ;)
Kat - so so true! ;)
BB - haha, I like that! My mum would totally agree!
Dawn - oh my goodness, that is hilarious! We're particularly hopeless with our photo-sorting, but glad to know others procrastinate too!
Meghan - thank you! Haha, I'm so happy to know it's not just our family! :)
Annie - that is so fun and funny we did mom photo posts! :) :) I love it. Ooh, it'd be cool if you got to post more of your mum's photos! (Today's were lovely!) Have a wonderful wkd yourself!
Elra - thanks so much! I wish I'd been there too :)
Krysten - aw, thank you!
Everton Terrace - haha, I am on the fence too! Pandas are cuddly and all, but that couple look too fun!

Jude said...

Ballet News - aww, thanks so much! Hope you've a great weekend :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

I love that last pic with your mom. So cute. I love Carla Bruni's music even though I have no idea what she is saying...I sadly dont understand French but I still love it

lisa said...

Great shots Jude!!!
I'll take those little pandas!!!
So cute.

abigail said...

baby pandas!!!

great photos.

Isabel said...

i LOVE beijing...was lucky enough to go about 2 and 1/2 years was freezing though!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Oh those pandas are adorable. I have never been there. Will have to add to my bucket list.

Iva said...

those pandas are darling!!!

APieceOfCrap said...

Awee, you're welcome and Thank you :)!!!

I've been in Beijing once! really nice place :)

best regards from Sweden

Indie.Tea said...

How lovely. Particularly the rescued baby pandas and the Swedish couple :)

Ashley said...

I love the first picture. What wonderful lighting. And Beijing? Wow!!

Jude said...

Amber Blue Bird - I find Bruni's music really relaxing! (Don't know French well, myself :))
Lisa - haha, aw thanks, it's so hard to resist those cuddly little guys!
Abigail - thank you & thanks for visiting!
Isabel - that is so cool, even though it was cold, haha! I soo wish I'd been able to visit! :)
Amanda - yeah, it is definitely on my day hopefully (perhaps my mom will take me :))
Iva - thanks so much!
Malin - haha, I realize you'd appreciate the Swedish couple's sports spirit! :)
Indie.Tea - aw, thanks so much! I do love those 2 as well :)
Ashley - thank you! I wish I'd been there at the moment the first photo was taken! :)

Jess said...

Very cool photos! I wish I could go to Beijing I think it would be a real culture shock! And I would love to see pandas, though apparently our prime minister is looking at getting a panda for Wellington zoo for a while. The important things that need to be done for the country haha :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous pictures. I've never seen the Forbidden City look so pretty.

Becca. said...

the forbidden city looks amazing!!!

thankyou for the comment on my blog :)

Stacey said...

That couple stole the show for me. They're exactly(or rather, they seem like) the kind of people that i tend to just start a conversation with. Great pictures of course and i'd love to go to China and Japan to do some major shopping. I hear the shopping is "off the chain" at either of these places! Happy weekend to you! xx

Lee Oliveira said...

The first picture is a breath taking..
and those swedish couple looks adorable


ching said...

woooooow i'd love to Pandas up close. :D

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

The first picture is especially stunning, wow! I just love night skyline shots of all sorts :)

And yay for finally organzing the pics!!

thingsIlove said...

That first picture is stunning. Taking photos is the best way to hold our memories. :)

Punctuation Mark said...

great images... love the pandas!

Dancing Branflake said...

Ha! How fun! These photos are fabulous!

Vicky K. said...

cool pics... your mum looks so cool! =))

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MarchMusings said...

Too sweet. There must've been so much to photograph in China. I love the last one with the Swedish couple

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