Originally uploaded by rob helpychalk.
Periodically in China, people would ask to take our picture, I think because white folks are simply a novelty. This happened most to Dan, the tallest member of our group.
This woman came up to me in the Temple of Heaven and asked to take my picture. At first I thought that she must simply want me to take *her* picture, and only some kind of self absorption would make me think she wanted to take mine. But no, she wanted her picture taken with me. So I asked to take her picture.
She is actually holding up the peace sign with her right hand, but you can't see it, because I was too flustered to zoom out.