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!
I immediately appreciate the quality of the image supplied by my friend Mr. Chung Kwok Fan when he sent it to me.
I posted it and, quickly, it becomes the No. 5 “Most Liked” post in my blog!
Within a couple of months., it has garnered 400+ Likes.
I have written 500+ posts but the view of Huangshan with clouds far outpaced my other posts.
Here is another photo which Mr. Chung supplied me earlier.
I don’t think it needs any more elaboration, it just left me wordless!
Hope you like it also :-)
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Relic.
This is a four horse bronze chariot of the Qin dynasty.
Archeologists labelled this as the No. 1 Bronze Carriage of the first Qin Emperor, Qin Shi Huang.
Two chariots were discovered in the terracotta ruins. This one was lying 8m deep and 20 m away from the masuoelum of Qin Shi Huang.
While many people were awed when they first saw the terracotta army, I was stunned by the sight of this half size chariot- when it was exhibited in the Arts Museum in Hong Kong.
To go with the exhibition, they also have an animation of the carriage, explaining how this was discovered in year 1980 and how the carriage works.
The exhibition showed many relics of the Qin dynasty too – they gave me an appreciation how advanced things were in the Qin dynasty!
Apologize that the picture was not well taken, as it does not show the parasol and the driver whose eyes were glued to the distant ground. It was mainly because the chariot was housed in a curved glass exhibition case in a dark room.