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Chinese acrobatics

When in Rome, do as romans do…. goes the old saying. So when in China it is time to enjoy som breathtaking acrobatics Chinese style. We where taken to a magnificent venue that are one of Beijings finest, and here are some shots from a spectacular performance.

The entire performance was a historical inspired thing, and a King  of ancient China was overseeing the performace.

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First of we have a performer on a balance board, that negotiated some plates on his head while performing. Quite impressive.

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The next one I chose is of two trapeze artists that did something that is one of the most impressive and terrifying stunts I have ever seen. Loved it 🙂

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No Chinese show without some contourionists, so here we go…

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And to end this litte taste, I have filmed the last minute of a “cage of death” motorcycle stunt , featuring not less then six motorcycle stunt performers in a confined space I would guessed was made for just one. I can not describe it, have to be seen.

 

An excellent evening.

-Ray

 

Picture of the day: Daily life on the Mekong river

Another from the archive, but previously not shown. This is shot at the mighty Mekong river in Vietnam last year. A very interesting place to be, with a lot of history and culture. The Mekong is the lifeline, and todays image is of  what I  guess are some local fisherman that are out doing what they to, surrounded by stunning scenery.

-Ray

Picture of the day: A fish marked in Phu Quoc , Vietnam

When I traveled thru Vietnam this summer, I ended up in Phu Quoc island that is a very beautiful,  and have a lot of the traditional asian way of life. Amonst other activities it had several markets , and this one was near the largest town on the island. This local woman was selling her Fish.

 

-Ray