Following last week’s multimedia offering, we return to the normal format for this week’s Bookshelf of the Week with this rather enchanting shot of a little bookshop in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province in China, as captured by Dutch traveller Alice de Jong (aka kattebelletje) during a recent trip to the region.
I adore this shot because despite the rain the bookshop still remains warm and inviting. And while there may be others who could contest the title of smallest, there will be few who would beat this little Chengdu bookshop on charm alone. I love it, but what do you think fellow reader?
My thanks to Alice for sharing such a wonderful image, and if you love this shot and images of China in general then I urge you to pay a visit to Alice’s Flickr photostream. Having spent a year studying in China and numerous visits thereafter, it would seem that Alice’s love for the country knows no limits. She has a real eye for photography too, and although you will have to trawl through a good number of cookery-based images (it seems Alice’s love for cooking is even greater than her love of China – if that’s possible ) then you will be rewarded with some wonderful images of the Orient.