Video and Slideshows
Images from the book: BEIJING INTERNATIONAL - An Ancient Capital's Renaissance in the Age of Globalization, written and photographed by Lowell Bennett.
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Images from the book: The Philosopher City - Intelligent Design and Progressive Growth Mold a Metropolis, written and photographed by
About 70 locations across China, including western Xinjiang as far as Tashkurgan. Tibet at and between Lhasa and Everest Base Camp. As far north as Liaoning Province to the riverine border at Dandong / North Korea and as far south as the southernmost island province, Hainan. The Gobi Desert shots are Inner Mongolia.
Ethnic groups, cities, towns, villages and hinterlands across the southerly provinces and regions of China. Included are: Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan and Zhejiang. Ethnic groups include: Bai, Buyei, Dong, Hani, Hui, Miao, Yao, Yi and Zhuang.
Uyghur, Kazakh and Tajik people of far west Xinjiang, including Kashgar, at Kashgar Livestock Market, along the road to Tashkurgan and other remote high country locations.
Mainly Uyghur people at market, Jiaohe Ruins and Emin Minaret and Mosque in and around the ancient oasis city of Turpan, officially known as Turpan Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
A sometimes slow-moving 25-minute muilti-segment video, shot by Bennett except at opening and closing, from about 2-16 meters.
Depths from about 2-16 meters. Reef sites off Menjangan Island and on Biorock project at Pemuteran, Northwest Bali.
Tibetans in the towns and villages, at high altitude, along desert lowlands and beyond to remote hinterlands.
High altitude mountain passes, desert flatlands, frozen lakes, rivers (and a yak) between Lhasa and Everest Base Camp.
Across China, young people of the north, south, east and west, including Tibet and far west Xinjiang. Ethnic groups include: Tibetan, Uyghur, Kazak, Kirgiz, Bai, Buyei, Dong, Hani, Hui, Miao, Yao, Yi, Zhuang.
Young people of several Southeast Asian nations, as well as nationless "Sea Gypsies", the Moken of the Andaman Sea off Malaysia and Thailand and the Bajau of the Celebes Sea off Borneo.
A quick minute-long tour of the historic and architecturally-arresting terminal, constructed 1895-1905.
Amsterdam: A few standard tourist-style shots plus a barroom, local character and characters. And a bare-assed dude.
Luang Prabang: People, Places and Pachyderms - In and around town, on and along the rivers, in the countryside, at the wats. And a bar.
Bukit Lawang: The village, river, jungle and simians of Sumatra. A lot of the latter, including macaques, Thomas' Leaf Monkey and orangutans.
On the road from Kashgar to Tashkurgan, Karakul Lake, the Stone Fortress and other far west Xinjiang high country sites. (Plus yaks and camels.)
Monks and Monasteries of Tibet - Slideshow High country and hinterlands, village and towns, Potala Palace and Lhasa to Everest Base Camp.
Phnom Penh: Palaces and Persons - Royal Palace, other edifices, street scenes and people.
Siem Reap: Angkor Wat and other examples of Khmer Empire Architecture, Angkorian-era, 9th to 13th Centuries.
People of Pemuteran - In and around the coastal village of Pemuteran, Northwest Bali.
Landscapes, seascapes and other views around the village of Pemuteran, Northwest Bali.
A quick tour around the small island in the Andaman Sea. Beaches, boats, bungalows, bars and a few shots of the natives, the Moken, aka "Sea Gypsies". Photos by Lowell Bennett.
Langkawi Island: Andaman Sea, Jungle, Wildlife - Views of the Malaysian island from the mountaintops, along the sea, around the rice paddies and in the jungle with wildlife. Photos by Lowell Bennett.
Ayutthaya: Kingdom of Krung Tai - Mostly relics and ruins of what must have been an extraordinary fairytale-like scene before the Burmese got their hands on it, ripped the jewels and gold from the structures, busted up the Buddha statues and just generally made a mess of the place.
THAILAND / BURMA
Chiang Rai to Burma - Some sights and sites in Chiang Rai, the night market, walking street, food stalls, bars, the countryside then up to Mae Sai at the border and over into Burma. There a few frames of the town of Tachileik. The White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) is kind of different.
Siem Reap: Night and Nightlife - Along the streets in the evening, in the clubs late, a quick tour of the Siem Reap scene.
Seaside Sanur - A quick and uneventful tour around the Bali Sea coastline at Sanur.
Being Borneo: Semporna to Sipadan - In and around the town of Semporna with its mainly Muslim residents, then to a tiny island in the Celebes Sea. Name of island, if any, unknown. Migratory residents here are the Bajau, known as the "Sea Gypsies", like the Moken of Thailand and other SE Asian islands and coasts. Then a few frames on Sipadan.
Hanoi by Prayer and Jazz - A few frames around Hoan Kiem Lake, a couple of parks, alleys and side streets, then night shots of the Hanoi jazz scene, including Quyen Van Minh working over the sax at his club. Also pictured: The Opera House, Green Tangerine restaurant and some kid with a sidearm looking for payback, from the looks of things.
Beauty and the Batik - Ayu Mei in Pemuteran, Northwest Bali, with batik fabric from Yogyakarta, Java.
Mt. Everest and Base Camp, Tibet - Slideshow - Wideshots and close-in on the mountain up to Base Camp.
Maritime Eagles - Around Langkawi Island, Malaysia, Andaman Sea, a few shots of eagles doing what they do.
Aircraft at LIMA - At the annual event, Langkawi Island, Andaman Sea, military jets, attack helicopters and flying boat water bomber.
Pirates in Peril - Air to Sea Assault Demo - Malaysian marine commandos carrying out air-to-sea fast rope insertions and assault boat maneuvers. Plus helicopters and troops deploy.
Relocating Illegal Campers - Malaysian marine commandos take out the trash, generally tidy up oceanfront property, arriving by helo and assault boat. (Amphibious / Air Insertion Assault Demo