Nostalgic China 1992 – Beijing

In February/March 1992 I made a business trip to China. After my visit to Daqing and Harbin in the north of China I returned to Beijing to attend an oil and gas conference. My wife and 2 friends from Singapore joined me in Beijing and we took the opportunity to explore this incredible city and some of the key sights.

These photos were captured on a Canon film camera and the negatives subsequently scanned and then post processed in Capture One Pro. The image quality in many cases is rather poor as many of the negatives were damaged by heat and humidity over time but this is a wonderful record of this incredible journey in China.

The streets were filled with bicycles, buses, a few cars and even horses and carts moving goods and people around the city.

Street Markets

It was interesting to visit the local street markets inlcuding a clothes market or silk market and then a food market selling a variety of foodstuff.

Trishaw Tour

Along with our friends we took a trishaw tour of the central part of Beijing passing by the Forbidden City and to Tiananmen Sqaure.

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square or Tian’anmen Square is a city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City.

Mongolian Barbecue

At our hotel they had a special Mongolian Barbecue night which was presented in a traditional tent or yurt in the hotel grounds. This was a great experience.


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One thought on “Nostalgic China 1992 – Beijing

  1. Fascinating photos. I really liked the first one of the man on the bicycle. The Mongolian Barbecue night looked very special.

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