Trey Ratcliff Photo of the Day: Beijing Traffic Jam

The Trey Ratcliff photo of the day captures the beauty of Beijing — and the incredible amount of traffic its highways bear. Smart and beautiful, as always. — Here’s the Trey Ratcliff photo of the day for January 16, 2014. He calls this photo of traffic in Beijing “From the Old to the New.” Find out why below. And find all of Trey Ratcliff’s daily photos, videos and photography tips over at his great site, Stuck In Customs.

Yesterday’s photo of China captured an image that would have been just as accurate two thousand years ago. That isn’t true of today’s photo of Beijing. Forget Rome or Bangkok. The traffic in Beijing is absolutely in a class of its own — and it is insane. One time, there was a traffic jam on a Beijing highway that lasted a solid week. A lot of people just got out of their cars and walked home …

Photo: Trey Ratcliff, Stuck In Customs

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