Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hedda Morrison's 1930s pics of Peking

Hedda Morrison was am amazingly talented German photographer who lived in Peking from 1934-1946. This is one of her pics taken with her Rolleflex.



Qianmen, Beijing

Here's a pic of the same building taken a couple of years ago - it now stands isolated in a bleak environment of roads, bus stops and railings.

2 comments:

MATTHEW ROSE said...

Wow, gorgeous photos. What I wouldn't do to take a wal through Peking in 1930.

Lovely site.

Matthew Rose / Paris, France http://homepage.mac.com/mistahcoughdrop/

Michael said...

Thanks. Beijing was once a beautiful city. Now unfortunately most of it is concrete.