Today I received a gift: a book of photographs taken in Beijing called Ciudad Prohibida. The pictures are by Mexican photographer Ulises Castellanos, the text by my colleague Edgardo Bermejo, who heads up our small Arts team here. Edgardo was Cultural Attaché for the Mexican Embassy in China a few years before we were there so we have lots to talk about.
The photographs, all B&W, are of normal Beijing life - people & places: stuff we experienced everyday for four years. It's funny looking at them now, a few months since we left. I feel so removed from China already and so settled in Mexico, that the images seem somehow very foreign when they should feel utterly familiar. I guess it's all part of moving on.