Many readers like the series on Huangshan, especially with the clouds partially covering the mountains. They seem floating below your feet.
The scenes look surreal, resembling Chinese paintings will tall mountains and clouds.
But still, as I have not visited Huangshan, I have to rely on photos taken by my friend Mr. Chung Kwok Fan.
Actually, you have to be there at the right time to see the sea of clouds.
All I have left is this last photo of Mr. Chung showing Huangshan with some pines floating down in the foreground.
Hope you enjoy it!
It is a bit late for the Travel Theme: Edge, which is the theme for last week.
However, it is better to be late than not to post at all.
Here are a couple of photos showing a snow covered edge, taken at high altitudes in the Er Mei Mountains of China.
In Winter, the peaks of Er Mei Shan are cladded in snow, forming a definite edge against the lower blue mountains beyond the edge.
Both photos were taken by my friend CP Chan to which credit is due.
It was cold and we were up in the mountains of Yunnan, China.
Our trip brought us to the Napa Lake; but at this time of the year, the lake was totally dry so that you can walk on the lake bottom.
As the extent of the lake was immense, horses were available for renting out.
We walked the lake and felt the immensity of the place.
Walking back we noted these three girls, who looked after the horses, were in a dialogue.
Their costumes and colors have prompted me taking this picture.
Of course, I never knew what they were chatting about!
Here is an interesting image showing Silhouettes in different shades.
The image shows how busy Guangzhou can be, with lots of activities on the bridges crossing the Pearl River in Guangzhou Chinese.
People and cyclists hastily crossing the bridges.
Nearest to us is the steel truss bridge with the truss members in silhouette.
Further away is the Jiefang Bridge (Liberation Bridge), with its bow string shape – arches in each river crossing span with cables suspending from the arches to support the bridge deck.
Of course, you can also see the Pearl River and some buildings in the background.
Again, thanks to my friend CP Chan who provided this interesting image.
In the last two times I visited West Lake (Hangzhou), it was deep Autumn and rainy.
So, my pictures all have a very bluish tint and didn’t look too interesting.
Here is a photo supplied by my friend CP Chan, showing the silhouette of a pagoda, in the water.
This image illustrates Hangzhou at its best, when everything seems to be an impression, rather than real.
Here is another image of Huangshan from my friend Mr. Chung Kwok Fan.
Never tired of viewing clouds in the mountains.
As it is just heavenly!
Snakes zigzag across the desert, rivers zigzag across the flood plain and the Great Wall snakes across mountains!
Our trip to the Mutinyu part of the Great Wall in China a couple of years back during the fall was just memorable.
In front of us was the historical great Wall which gallops up and down the mountains, snakes across the terrain on the mountain ridges.
There are endless miles of walls in front and behind you. basically, you can hike / walk as long as you wish.
It zigzags across the terrain like a snake, commanding the high points so that there is good visibility to the enemies and maintaining good defense.
Although not really visible from spaceships, they are clearly one of the biggest engineering feats of the world!