It is another cold and rainy November day in Chongqing, but despite not loving the coming winter at all, that is not going to stop me from going outside, chasing more photos. Most recently, I went to Ciqikou Ancient Town to get more photos for an article. Today, I am at Chongqing’s Huguang Guild Hall, another old historical site in Chongqing with lots of old-style architecture and immense history.
In my previous post from Ciqikou, I mentioned how thankful I am to have a job that allows me to visit places like these, take photos, and share their stories as a job. I think back to when I first started running around with a camera in my hand and wonder about how what was only a hobby at the time has turned into somewhat of a profession. I do not consider myself an amazing photographer by any means, but I am inspired by the work I see from others, and that helps me find my own way to express myself and share what I see around me.
Much like Ciqikou, Huguang Guild Hall holds a lot of history and old architecture. I did not know this at first, and despite having lived in Chongqing for the better part of a decade, I had never visited this place until this year. There are undoubtedly many places in Chongqing I should have been to by now, but I have not yet. That just means there is so much more for me to explore. Huguang Guild Hall was a testament to this massive migration movement around 300 years ago when the Modern-day Sichuan province was left nearly empty due to war, famine, and natural disasters. Of course, if you want to know more about this place, keep a lookout for our Travel Guide Episode of Huguang Guild Hall and also, keep an eye on the Tourism Attraction Listing I am working on, that should be released soon that will also give more details about this historical location in Chongqing.
Those who know me and have followed my photography will surely notice I have a very stylized taste in my photography. It varies greatly from place to place, though, and I like to produce series of photos that can go well together, and therefore I often try and edit them to look very similar in terms of colors, contrast, and lighting. I have a bit of an affinity for darker and more moody photos, and I feel like that complements these old and historical buildings quite well, but that is, of course, a matter of taste and preference.
In any case, I hope you enjoy this episode of me walking around Huguang Guild Hall. If you’d like to see more videos or vlogs like this one, let me know in the comments on the video on our YouTube channel. Below, I have added some of the photos from my trip that I didn’t put in the episode.
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