B232 – GOOD BYE SHANG HAI!

Today I leave shang hai and head back to london, im looking forward to getting home and looking back at all these photos Ive taken and getting the posts online, I hope you all are still reading these and wont abandon me.

this place is pretty cool and completely different to anywhere Ive been before, its a completely new culture that ive kind of seen, I wish I had more time to see this city. im now on the coach to the airport and looking out the window at the Bullet train tracks. the bullet train is chinas answer to high speed rail way travel. this thing goes like like 200 mph and travels along these futuristic train tracks which use like 1 mile long bends. its literally a thing of the future, I love the idea of the future and people creating inventions to make life easier and more exciting. the next few years I genuinely think china will over take the west and lead the technology race, if you have over 6 billion people in one country how can they not.

this country is a place I still cant work out if I would like to come back and visit on holiday or if I would only come here for work, I just cant decide. china is a massive place and I like to think ill be back to explore but truthfully Im just not sure.  I think ill only know a few weeks down the line when I think back to what its been like and what Ive experienced. right now im pretty hungover from an amazing wrap party 87 stories up at the top of the hotel and all I want todo is eat a mcdonalds and fall asleep on the plane home.

for now heres some photos from my past week in this amazing city!

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– This guy was just happy to be a live –
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– the bullet train tracks, I wish I went on this –
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– as im posting this in the future, hes a photo from the plane –
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B187 – ITS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR

FIRSTLY ITS MY BIRTHDAY, POSSIBLY THE BEST TIME OF YEAR FOR EVERYONE. I have a few reasons for this, October babies are the best type of babies, mainly because summer is over, christmas is still that little bit far away and everyone needs something todo, so bam October birthday it is. The only thing is one of my good chums, possibly the top chum, benjamin Delany, the happiest, grumpy person on the planet is moving to Australia on Wednesday , so last night he stole my brithday and had leaving drinks, they were incredible and to be honest I’m not sure what happened, just know that head hurts and that I saw a whole lot of old friends.

The photo you see below is from when Ben and myself went to a concert at Twickenham, we were about 14 years old and had no idea what we were doing, turn out its 10 years later and we are still no closer to know what we are doing with ourself.

Much love Ben and have a good time down under. and never steel my birthday again. Im sure you’ll have a sick time.

Anyway I cant just post one photo and don’t want to waste too much time talking about Ben, so heres a few photos from my train journey yesterday. I was on the train Amy had fallen asleep and I realised I had played with my 5d in almost a week so, I was just have fun talking photos out the window and ended up with  these photos. After playing with a few lenses I have to say that for everyday “bloggin” the best lenses has to be the 24-105, it gives you a lot of focal length and to be honest, hasn’t let me down yet. When Im just walking around with my camera, the chances are ill have the settings on Auto, just as a safety, incase I miss something and this lenses always seems to get the focus right.

Anyway enjoy these photos and see ya later ben, don’t get too sun burnt.

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– ben and me 10 years ago –
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– running for the train –
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– I feel like most of my life is spent on transport –

B027 – THE NEW LENS

So yesterday I got a new lens, 24-105, now for a lot of people that doesn’t mean anything and for more people thats an OK lens. but up to this point I’ve been using a 50mm 1.8 (the cheap of all cheap lenses). So im pretty excited to now have some zoom, can start having abit more fun with my camera and hopefully improve my pictures. Any way heres a few snaps that Ive taken last night and then some from this morning.

Better snaps to come.

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– Dropping amy at the train station this morning –
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– day after tomorrow kind of cloud  –
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– it a reflection  –

B014 – BEER, BIRDS AND CHOCOLATE

getting up for train yesterday was tough but we made it with only one lost train ticket and a few coffee’s. As you can see amy was not hungover and on top form. We made it to Huntingdon and started on the chocolate.

THANKS MICHELLE FOR A GOOOOD EASTER!

 

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– amy on the train from norwich – 
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– look at my middle class boom box – 
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– Phoebe catching some serious air – 
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– look at that sunset – 

 

B012 – SEE YA LATER LONDON

For easter weekend Im getting the hell out of Dodge. First stop is Norfolk to see Amy’s family and then its on to a little place called Huntingdon for a family easter egg hunt.

As yesterday turned out to be a bit of a rush, heres a few snaps of the train journey last night.

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– At least Liverpool street station wasn’t too busy last night – 
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– Shout out to Amy for actually booking tickets  – 
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– Goodbye London – 
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– Not by the hairs on my chinny chin chin –