While away from home during the "Great Pandemic" in 2020 I found some photos I took in China in 2005. They're not great art but they do show some of what Beijing and north China looked like just as an explosion of middle class wealth began to change the city and surrounding countryside forever. Note too, the absence of any other foreigners.
May 2005. Canon EOS Digital Rebel, ISO 100 & Canon EF 20mm lens. Resolution 3072 x 2048 pixels (6.3MP).