Tianmen Mountain road - Hunan - China
Dark Street with Lanterns in China
Here’s another night scene from China a few weeks ago. I’m always a sucker for these Chinese lanterns. They just always seem so authentic, even though I am sure that most of the time they are just strange anachronisms and no longer the most efficient way to light up the area. But, as far as anachronisms go, it’s one of my favorites!
- Trey Ratcliff
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A portion of a panda base in Ya’an, Sichuan has been destroyed due to the earthquake. Some of the pandas were afraid and in their fear, climbed onto the trees and were unwilling to get down. Fortunately, the pandas and people working there are safe for now.
Please pray for Sichuan!
China’s Tomb-sweeping Festival (清明节)
104 days after the winter solstice, communities in China, Taiwan and parts of Southeast Asia observe Qingming Festival (清明节), a bittersweet holiday that commemorates deceased family members and celebrates the coming spring season.
People celebrate Qingming by paying visits to their ancestors’ grave sites where they sweep the tombs and bring offerings of food or burning joss paper. Picnics, outdoor strolls and kite-flying are also common on this day as people take in the emerging greenery of the season.
The festival was first officially observed in the Tang Dynasty under Emperor Xuanzhong in 732 CE, and has been a consistent part of Chinese art and culture ever since.
A man sharpens a dull pair of scissors with a hand-powered grind by the road.
Denksiya landscape - colored mountains of China
Liu Bolin was born in 1973 and grew up in China’s Shandong province. Later on he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Shandong College of Arts in 1995 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2001. His work has been exhibited in museums around the world. One of his most prominent works is the ongoing series of photographs known as “The Invisible Man.” This is a symbol of humanity, concealed in the growing isolation of the capital.
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An anonymous author’s novel written on the walls of an abandoned house in Chongqing, China
I want to visit all the places that were filmed in dramas. I want to look at Taipei from the top of Taipei 101. I want to eat stinky tofu, no matter how bad that sounds. I want to experience the live concerts in Taipei Arena (小巨蛋). I want to visit its night markets. I want to learn more about the diverse culture in Taiwan, such as the Minnans (閩南人), Hakkas (客家人) and the Aboriginals (原住民). I want to travel to each city, be it Kaohsiung, Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Hsinchu or Pingtung. I want to experience Taiwan’s rich heritage and also its modernness.