Monthly Archives: November 2015

Upriver to Chongqing.

After our visit to Fengdu, the Ghost City we boarded our ship for the final leg of our cruise – the journey upstream to Chongqing. It was a chance to sit back, relax and watch the river traffic. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. That … Continue reading

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Fengdu, the Ghost City.

It is day four of our Yangtze River cruise and we had left the three Gorges behind. The main event for today is a visit to Fengdu. It is a large complex of shrines and temples situated on the Ming … Continue reading

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The Shennong Stream

It was day two of our Yangtze River Cruise and it was pouring with rain when we woke up although it was a warm 25 degrees. The Taiji class on the upper deck was cancelled. It was still raining at … Continue reading

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The Mighty Yangtze

After a morning sightseeing and shopping in Shanghai we took an afternoon flight to Wuhan,the capital of Hubei Province. Wuhan is known as the ‘Furness of China’ because it is normally so hot with temperatures up to 40 degrees. But … Continue reading

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The Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai.

I only had a couple of days in Shanghai but one of the places I wanted to visit was the Jade Buddha Temple. In 1882 during the reign of the  Guangxu Emperor a Buddhist Monk named Huigen brought two Jade … Continue reading

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Memories of China

A combination of bad weather and a bad back has kept me away from the mountains for a couple of weeks but has given me the opportunity to review some of my images. Several years ago I was fortunate to … Continue reading

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Portraits and people

It’s handing in night for the next competition at my local camera club. It is a set subject – Portraits and people. Not my favourite subject as I don’t do much portraiture. I prefer to take pictures of flowers or … Continue reading

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