Isn’t this ornate?
The picture was taken three years ago when we re-visited Beijing.
As different from our past visits to Beijing, the trip focused on natural rather then historical aspects of Beijing and its suburbs.
These leaves taken against a red wall in HongLuo Temple is one of my favorite photo in that trip.
This picture speaks for itself.
The roof is one of the very ornate ones which I have ever seen.
The picture was taken in a temple dedicated to general Yuefei, while stopping by various places in my cruise trip on the Three Gorges.
A general who fought the Jin barbarians only to be recalled back by the emperor and finally executed.
This is no ordinary Buddha but a buddha housed in the Yunggang Grotto, DaTong.
The cave was dark and this may be clearest picture I have ever taken there.
You may ask why there are holes on the buddha’s body.
What I understand is that the buddha originally has a colored coating or plaster on his body, which was held up by pegs embedded in the body but has since fallen off.
We don’t see things like this everyday.
High up in Huangshan, China, you have to be in the right season and right moment to see these extraordinary clouds.
Usually, they appear after rain but there is no guarantee that you will see these clouds after rain.
Photo taken by Chung Kwok Fan to whom credit is due.
Here are two more pictures taken in Jiuzhagou, China.
I must admit that they illustrate more of serene scenery than mere boundaries.
The first one appears to me to be an infinity pool with water flowing towards the temple.
Somewhere between the lake and the temple must be a boundary – a boundary which is hidden by the fact that there is a fall between them.
The picture was taken at a high altitude in Huanglong, a few thousand metres above sea level.
In the second picture, there is a definite boundary – a timber fence which separates the visitors from the hills and lake below.
Mentally, the boundaries are just invisible, as you have become immersed in Nature!
Few people do not know that the Great Wall has been a boundary that kept the “barbarians” out of medieval China.
This wall, which runs for thousand of miles, protects the Han people from the attacks of the outsiders.
The wall now attracts visitors from all over the world.
The boundary, which gallops through hilly terrain, is an ideal place to view colored foliage during Autumn.
This is a boundary between the desert and the non- desert ( is there a word for it?)
This is as far as horses and cars can go; as far as trees and grass can establish.
As far as rivers will run.
Beyond this, the sand dunes start; when the wind blows, it sings as the sand shifts.
That’s why they call it Resonant Sand Desert.
It is in Inner Mongolia, China.