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Image by Stuck in Customs
Here is the convention center in Beijing at Dusk. They call it the CNCC. I don’t know what that stands for, but I can guess what two of the C’s mean.

This is a strange thing I have noticed about Beijing. Many people speak in abbreviations. I had many people tell me of the CNCC like it was something I knew perfectly well. I would just end up nodding because when I would ask for what it stood for, they were confused.

"You should go to the CNCC!" they say.

"What’s that?" I ask.

"Oh, you know! It’s the CNCC!" they respond.

– Trey Ratcliff

Read the rest and see a video of a fairly typical situation in a Chinese cab here at the Stuck in Customs blog.


  1. Silent G Photography

    AWESOME, Trey!

  2. Clementqc

    Brilliant view! The roads are like on fire!

    CNCC stands for China National Convention Centre.

  3. Rodney Topor

    Great timing, composition and processing!

  4. /the DON/


  5. markinaustin

    Nicely done Trey!


    Awesome work Trey.

  7. Pommedan (DG Images)

    Nice shot Trey!

  8. clay.wells

    whatever it stands for, it’s beautiful. and so is this image of it.

  9. Paul Wash

    Beautifully captured!
    Watched your little adventure in the Bejing taxi…laughed my ass off!
    Watched it again…ditto!

  10. ardy_hadinata

    great view.. !

  11. Keris Tuah

    Beautiful capture my friend !!!

  12. msonflk

    stunning work. this is very beautiful. congrats.

  13. @alviseni


  14. crystalpeter

    The taxi drive said: "I don’t speak English".

  15. CameliaTWU

    Great shot!

  16. Rober1000x


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  18. satosphere

    That is a striking building, to say the least.

  19. Eduardo Kiehl

    perfect mate

  20. frorf

    wow could that be the China National Convention Center also
    known as the CNCC

  21. ♫ Lion ♫


  22. Rivan Sigarlaki

    incredible! incredible! incredible! amazing color.

  23. avipatra {Busy}

    Awesome. Lovely colors!

  24. Trigolaço

    Very nice shot. Great place to visit.

    Who do you think is the most beautiful woman in Brazilian soccer?


  25. =Я|Rod=

    Superb colors.

  26. Andre Rivest

    Spectacular shot. Love the light.

  27. rostcliff

    as the Chinese on the building says, it stands for “国家会议中心”

  28. Riccardo Brig Casarico

    Mi piace …. Molto bella .. complimenti per Explore !! Un saluto

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  29. KittyKaht

    Looks absolutely stunning

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  32. orourke265

    Lovely picture, the detail is incredible.

  33. Ido Gur

    Fantastic capture!

  34. TWJp

    What an amazing balance of light and colour, how can anyone argue that this isn’t art?

  35. José Luis Luque

    Congrats on Explore!!! Greetings from Spain.

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  36. Wags1966

    Fabulous work!

  37. I-SEEN-IT RubenS

    WOW so amazing ! Well captured !

    Via Today’s Explore at #206 on Fluidr

  38. RkRao

    Wonderful Composition

    [ via flickriver explore  –RkRao ]

  39. Tony Shi.

    so like a 3d rendering!!

  40. Danger 80

    Impressive shot.

  41. oxiourus

    nice work!

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  43. johanbe

    Great shot

  44. A-lain W-allior A-rtworks

    Beautiful !!! +fav

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    seen on explore.

  46. Martin Kühn

    Buena Imagen!

    Check my Photostream :-)

    Via Today’s Explore at #206 on Fluidr

  47. Marcel vdM

    Perfect shot!! Wonderful lights and perfect colors!

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  49. David Baggins

    Great, your pictures are always awesome!

  50. FVDB aka Bonkalicious

    nice one. It has quite a natural feel to it while keeping the lights very electrified.

  51. photo-maker

    Wonderful photo !!!

  52. Saeed Nakho

    very nice :)
    congrats on explore!

  53. najeeb creatives

    breath taking!!!!

  54. JebbiePix

    great colors, great job

  55. Edwinjones

    Great shot, beautiful colors and detail

  56. stevenbulman44

    One stunner of a cature, this is really magnificent

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  58. J.S. Wolf Photography

    i love the glow from the car lights in the streets!

  59. éricito

    awesome take!!!!

  60. fotografdude

    Fantastic shot….I love this one

  61. kimberlyrenee photography

    Wow! This is really fantastic! Congrats on Explore!!!


    Via yesterday’s Explore at #401 on Fluidr

  62. Tony Shi.

    the long expo makes all the taffic disappears, love it

  63. nabilishes [busy with project and reports]

    nicely processed as usual

  64. Titoy' 

    lot of couleur, c’est pure, j’aime !

  65. Qba from Poland

    This shot is awesome. woOOow ! Love the tones, light and PoV !

  66. offdaLipp Images

    Stellar capture with the shutter lagged! Love it

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  68. A n t a r e s | سآيلنتــ

    SO beautiful

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