The past two days I have been in a city in the middle of China called Chengdu. The architect and I arrived late Wednesday night and checked into the hotel. We were each upgraded to the biggest, and one of the nicest, hotel rooms I have ever stayed in. The room was the size of my apartment with 1.5 baths, a living room and a bedroom with a corner view. I was crushed that I would only be in the room for 6 hours, all if which should be sleeping!
Thursday I photographed an international school. It was a very long day of running from shot to shot trying to catch the kids interacting in the newly renovated building.
Towards the end of the day it was clear that I wouldn't have a shoot on Friday so I changed my plans and stayed in Chengdu for another day to go see the Pandas! Chengdu is famous for pandas (more on that later). I checked back into the hotel to find I was upgraded again!
I checked in and ran back out to see the bridge across the street from my hotel all lit up. It was beautiful.
After a day hanging with the pandas, I found that there was a mix up booking my flight and the only flight back to Shanghai was a first class ticket! I wrote this while sitting in the first class lounge waiting for my delayed flight. I have never been happier to have a flight delay!