Thursday 24 May 2012

Sunlight of my youth... the city I was born.
The Hague

Sunday 13 May 2012

Ladykiller II

My grandson Liam at 9 months

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Opening up with important words

I found these words written on one of the walls of the 
splendid university (in the city of Jin Hua in the Province 
of Zhejiang), which has a total floor space of 1.000.000 
square meters (including living quarters for students) 
in the middle of 220 hectares perfectly well kept green. 
The University, which specializes in teaching education 
with multiple branches of learning, has an enrolment 
of 25.500 undergraduates and 2.650 members of 
teaching staff. The university makes strenuous 
efforts to open up to the outside world. In 
recent years ties of academic exchange
and cooperation have been set up with 
92 foreign universities and research 
 institutes in 42 countries
Jin Hua

Monday 7 May 2012

陰陽 = Yin Yang

The surname of most of the inhabitants of the Zhuge Bagua village 
is "Zhuge".Nearly all of them descend directly  from Zhu Geliang,
politician, strategist and militarist during the period of the three 
Kingdoms (184-280 AD).The layout of the village is in the 
shape of an eight-sided diagram which encircles the central 
part, which is partially composed of water and partially of 
land, both entangled with each other into the shape of two 
black and white fish. The nine different zones of the 
diagram, including the central part, represent nine 
major areas of life: prosperity and abundance, 
fame and reputation, relationships, family, health, 
creativity and children, skills and knowledge, 
career and helpful people.
Zhuge Bagua Village

Sunday 6 May 2012

Friday 4 May 2012

Colours, silence and serenity

Buddhist temple in Zhejiang

Thursday 3 May 2012

Killing stairs...

...but so worthwhile!
There are no mountain paths in China, only up and
down going stairs!One hundred steps up, then
forty down, then eighty up and sixty down...
I have done this for nearly five hours  but
the landscape of "Yellow Mountain"
is breathtaking and is worthwhile
the effort!
Huang Shan, Province of Anhui

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Beautiful China...

...with its enormous contrasts
Huangh Shan 
(Yellow Mountain)