Travel Theme: Golden

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In our trip to South Korea, we did see a lot of fall foliage which are yellow or even golden in color.DSCF3334 Everywhere there are lots of Gingko and other trees which gave an impression of a Golden Autumn.DSCF3333 They remind me of the following poem written by a Chinese scholar and translated into English: I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its leaves are a little yellow, its tones mellower, its colors richer, and it is tinged a little with sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor of the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and is content. Lin YutangDSCF3332 I like Autumn and share the sentiment that – it knows the limitations of life and is content! On a similar note, Yoko Ono did quote : Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow (in Beijing)

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Yellow is my favorite color.CIMG2562

These photos were taken some 2 years ago in Beijing.CIMG2566

Autumn foliage was everywhere in the rural districts of Beijing.CIMG2572

This was the first time we visited the Hongluo temple – we were immediately captured by what we have seen.CIMG2554

Yellow foliage with the temple in the background.

We are already missing it. If opportunities arise, we would like to visit it again in Autumn!

Travel Theme: Golden

<This posts contains 4 photos>.DSCF3335 In our trip to South Korea, we did see a lot of fall foliage which are yellow or even golden in color.DSCF3334 Everywhere there are lots of Gingko and other trees which gave an impression of a Golden Autumn.DSCF3333 They remind me of the following poem written by a Chinese scholar and translated into English: I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its leaves are a little yellow, its tones mellower, its colors richer, and it is tinged a little with sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor of the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and is content. Lin YutangDSCF3332 I like Autumn and share the sentiment that – it knows the limitations of life and is content! On a similar note, Yoko Ono did quote : Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

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It was the Spring of 2013 that we went to see the rapeseed flowers of Luoping in China. We were blessed to be there at the right time.CIMG3279 There were just endless fields of yellow flowers. Without a doubt, the sight of these yellow flowers were just uplifting . . . .  we were full of  joy!DSCF3131A PS For those who are interested, please visit my previous posts on the subject.

Images of Angkor Wat (4)

I have shown many images of the Buddha, the ruined stone structures, the trees etc in Angkor Wat.

I actually missed out some of the buildings in the courtyard which are still intact and elegant.CSC_0334

The photo here is an interesting example of the architecture.

Please enjoy!

Images from Angkor Wat (3)

<This post contains 2 photos> Here are two images which show trees growing close to stone structures in Angkor Wat.DSC_0183 Some of the trees are tilted and inclined at a considerable angle.DSC_0184 Understand trees like these will be removed for fear that they may topple and affect the integrity of the stone structures.

Images from Angkor Wat (2)

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I have never posted these two photos because I am not satisfied with their quality and composition.

Nevertheless, I think they are quite interesting.DSC_0190

The photos show the stone elephants in Angkor Wat.

It appears that they are trying to clean up the stone work, so part of it looks dark while the others is light color.DSC_0193

The other thing I am not too happy about the images is that the stone blocks when put together (re-assemble together after they were ruined?) have some discontinuity.

Hope you still like the photos!