MAY 9-22, 2007

    These pictures were taken by J. D. Thompson and are copyrighted.  The camera used was a Nikon D50 with a resolution of 3000 x 2000.  The images available here are 700 x 465 pixels.  Send an email to the photographer if you wish an image of high resolution.  The total collection contains 1257 photographs.

    A group of 19 folks toured parts of China under the leadership of Bruce Zheng, Petaluma, CA.  The tour started in Beijing, then went to Xi'an, Guilin and the Li River, Chongqing, Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam, Wuhan and finally ended at Shanghai.  The photographs are arranged chronologically and grouped by site.  To view those images from a specific site, click on the site name below.  I hope you enjoy the views as much as I have.  China is an amazing and immense country that is rapidly moving into the modern era.  You will notice that many pictures show smog/ haze.  This is due to the high levels of air pollution which pervades the country.

    Click on any thumbnail photo to bring up a 700 x 465 (for some, 800 x 532) image.

    As an added feature, I have place marked each of these locations in Google Earth. Google Earth streams the world over wired and wireless networks enabling users to virtually go anywhere on the planet and see places in photographic detail.  This is not like any map you have ever seen.  This is a 3D model of the real world, based on real satellite images combined with maps, guides to restaurants, hotels, entertainment, businesses and more.  You can zoom from space to street level instantly and then pan or jump from place to place, city to city, even country to country.  These place marks are available in this MS Word page. China Google Place marks

    Get Google Earth.  Put the world in perspective.  (








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