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11 Mar

Celebrations abound! Festive palm tree in Taipei

Highlighting History, Shadowing Mystery

7 Dec

Found this while wandering down Tianzifang in Shanghai. Tianzifang is a maze of buildings in the old French Concession area.

Did you ever read one of the old books where someone got lost in the streets of China?  Going farther and farther back into the twisting buildings built one overlapping the other, up and up and up.  And below it all, the stranger moves deeper into an under-land of small one room stores and little, elderly artists and laborers selling their services?  Tianzifang is one of the magical places, full of mystery, history, and a touch of the mystical. 



22 Feb


According to traditional custom, today is the Chinese lantern festival! It’s a day when they light the paper lanterns and send them up as symbols of hopes and dreams for the future. A beautiful tradition!


Always on the first full moon of the new lunar year.


Lanterns are available for about ¥5, and come in many colors! Mine was red 🙂


Lights are shining!


Fireworks blasting!

Happy Lantern Festival!

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