Eric Fichtl


<p>A detail of the crumbling masonry that once enabled the Great Wall to traverse the terrain of imperial China's border. I understand these sections have been restored since this photograph was taken.<br /></p>
<p>A family poses for a portrait in Tiananmen Square. </p>
<p>A view over misty hills, seen from a stretch of the Great Wall.</p>
<p>People and vehicles negotiate the quasi-controlled chaos of a broad intersection in Shanghai.<br /></p>
<p>Imperial Chinese architecture frequently featured porcelain figures arranged in rows atop the gabled roofs. The large dragon is said to represent imperial power, driving away a menagerie of evil spirits. These were shot in the Forbidden City.</p>
<p>Basketball courts shot from an urban cable car.</p>
<p>A view of the high-rise district of Guangzhou (Canton), China's main southern city.</p>
<p>A bustling market in a Guangzhou alley.</p>
<p>Guangzhou's Canton Tower (formerly the self-defining TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower) is a twisting geometric latticework that climbs to a frightening 462 metres. Designed by Mark Hemel and Barbara Kuit, it topped out in 2011 and lights up in a swirling rainbow of colours every night.</p>