Summer Palace Lunch by Alex Jimenez
Summer Palace, Beijing, China
Sheng Warrior by Kendra Hunter
Beijing Opera, Beijing, China
Intricate and beautiful color, costume and makeup at the Beijing opera paints an elegant portrait of China's rich history.
The Love Generation by Alex Jimenez
Outside of the Forbidden City, China
The new generation of Chinese are not only growing economically at an unprecedented rate, but their culture is also embracing a new wave of compassionate expression that is so genuine, so passionate and so extraordinary when contrasted with their image in the U.S. media. "Our greatest threat" some in the media may say. This image—two children playing, one with American-clad shoes—couldn't be further from that.
Every Store in Japan! by Jane Nelson
There is a manga/anime store on almost every block in every place I went in Japan. They all had these fantastically overwhelming displays.
The language by Blaine Christian
Confucian Temple, Beijing, China
A wall scripture I snapped a photo of.
3 women just got married! by Jeong Lee
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Traditionally, when moslim women get married, they draw hena on their hand and arm.
Finalists for the Culture Category of our 2012 Study Abroad Photo Contest.
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Boats by Mayra Gonzales
Community in Kerala by Lydia Sizemore
Girls in a small village in India.
Don't get run over!!! by David Hevesi
A professionally dressed woman wearing oven mitts, a scarf over her face, and sunglasses at night, takes off on the sidewalk on her electric bike.
Changing of the guard by Alex Egri
Seoul, South Korea
This was the ceremony of changing of the guard at one of the palaces that we visited.
Wooden Wishes by Lydia Sizemore
At Japanese temples people write their wishes and prayers on these wooden ornaments and hang them in the temple in a hope that their wishes come true.
England v. Belgium by Courtney Powell
Wembley Stadium, London, England
Students attend the England v. Belgium football game at Wembley Stadium.
Sea Kayaking by Elizabeth Strattan
Amager Beach, Copenhagen
A Kayaker along Amager Beach in Copenhagen.
Kids Playing by Valana Frohardt
Children playing during a break in the school day.
Shotgunning on the Great Wall by David Hevesi
Great Wall of China, Beijing, China
A woman shotgunning her beverage while exploring the Great Wall of China
Female Silk fctory workers by Xiaonan Chu
No.1 Silk Factory of Zhejiang Province/Suzhou, China
How could we get the beautiful silk products? Yes... it comes from the female workers pick silks from boiling water. To avoid burns, they did it extremely quickly.
Flute player by Alex Egri
Seoul, South Korea
A traditional flute player that we ran across.
The ancient Celsus Library by Carrie Murphy
This library facade is nearly 2000 years old. Built in 117 AD it is one of the many reminders in Turkey that it is the cradle of civilization. The library honors Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom. No better way to be reminded of how much our western culture is informed by this time.
Horse and Guard by Jennifer Robbins
Horse Guard (Army Headquarters)
Chalk Drawing by Jacenta Irlanda
Recreating famous art pieces in chalk for tourists.