Yet Another 10 Randomly Chosen Photos From My China Photos

  
By:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  7 months ago  •  13 comments

Yet Another 10 Randomly Chosen Photos From My China Photos

Yet Another 10 Randomly Chosen Photos From My China Photos

Continuing with this series, perhaps some of these you might already have seen but they are all newly re-edited and framed. I'm ready to answer any questions you may have about the photos, or about my 12 1/2 years in China.

1.   A restaurant next door that specialized in ribs - which unfortunately closed

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2.  Cruising the Li River through the Karst Mountains in Guanxi Autonomous Region.

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3.   A street in a small village lit up for Chinese New Year

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4.   A wall mural in Liuzhou, Guanxi Autonomous Region

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5.   Some unusual sculptures in Yellow River Park, Zhengzhou, Henan Province

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6.   On the right, a building in the shape of back-to-back Peacocks, Millennium Park, Kaifeng

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7.   Gate to a memorial park in Liuzhou, Guanxi

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8.   Batter up!

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9.   Chongqing, from across the Jialing River.

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10.   Climbing the steps to the Emperor's Palace in Millennium Park, Kaifeng, Henan Province

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Buzz of the Orient
1  author  Buzz of the Orient    7 months ago

More to come...

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     7 months ago

Great photos, Buzz.

I wasn't aware that one of the Blue Jays retired in China.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @2    7 months ago

No, Kavika, THIS is the one who retired in China, so long ago he became calcified:

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Kathleen
3  Kathleen    7 months ago

I like all the lights on the trees at night. It reminds me of my town, they keep the lights up all the time.  Nice pics.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
4  Bob Nelson    7 months ago

You should number your sets, Buzz. If you use seed titles that are too similar, we'll miss some, and that would be a shame.

The valley was stunning. Just like the paintings.

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Buzz of the Orient
4.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Bob Nelson @4    7 months ago

The titles are different, as are the photos used on the front page notices.

As I said when I first saw them, I preferred your photos of the Li River and Karst Mountains to mine. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
4.1.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1    7 months ago

Don't be modest. Your n° 2 is very nice!

 
 
 
dave-2693993
4.2  dave-2693993  replied to  Bob Nelson @4    7 months ago

I am a big an of the Karst Mountains and Li River renderings.

It looks to me as though those renderings are giving insight to a unique geological history of the region.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.2.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @4.2    7 months ago

This linked web site explains how they were formed. 

https://www.guilinchina.net/travel-guide/location/karst-mountains-and-caves.htm

I previously posted an article about my cruise down the river through those mountains.  I also explored the Reed Flute Cave (referred to in that article) and have photos of it as well.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
5  dave-2693993    7 months ago

Buzz, all the pictures are great. I have a couple question about #4.

1. What story is the mural telling us?

2. What is the difference between an autonomous region and a province in China?

Then, for #6 I need some help. Am I missing somethings or do I need better reading glasses? I don't see the peacocks.

Thank you again.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @5    7 months ago

1.  Someone else asked me that when I had posted that photo previously.  Answer?  I have no idea.

2.  Autonomous region is essentially the same as a province, just that the majority ethnic group is not Han Chinese. In any case, the Party Chair from that region still holds the highest position in the region.  The Party Chair is normally Han, which is the largest ethnic group in China, far outnumbering all other ethnic groups combined.

I've replaced the picture with one that is clearer.  Look to the far right and you will see this structure:

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It's a building, not a statue, so I have also corrected the description.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
6  A. Macarthur    7 months ago

RE: Image "8."

May Joe Carter remain there in perpetuity!

Otherwise, my TWO YEN!

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A Restoration from an Original Magic Lantern Slide Photo

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @6    7 months ago

Well, the image "8" is not of Joe, who STILL gets people talking to him about that fantastic home run that I had the privilege to actually witness live. It's Lord Bao, who was a previous potentate in Kaifeng.

Thanks for posting that restored photo.  Li was an important personage in China who toured the USA in 1896. It's interesting to note that the parade in your photo took place three years after Li's death. Although he was a controversial figure in China, apparently he was appreciated in the US, if for no other reason than perhaps for his advocating reform of America's 'Chinese Exclusion Act' that limited Chinese immigration.

Much about him is posted by Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Hongzhang

You will be able to learn there that he did NOT invent the American "Chinese" dish, chop suey (which I have never seen here in China).

 
 
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