Tag Archives: China

Chinese Gardens: Harmony: Lens-Artists Challenge number 44

In response to Tina’s prompt for the Lens-Artists Challenge number 44 – harmony Chinese gardens have been evolving over the last 3000 years and have been built by emperors and other nobility to give pleasure or impress or by scholars as … Continue reading

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Bridges Old and New: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Lennox bridge is the oldest stone bridge on the Australian mainland. It is located in the Blue Mountains and we were lucky enough to stumble across it when we were in Sydney recently. In 1831 Major Mitchell employed David Lennox, … Continue reading

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Takeaway Chinese: Delicious: Lens-Artists Challenge 41

On a recent trip to China we found the food to be a little disappointing. I am quite convinced that there was wonderful food to be had but it was a cheap trip, assumed we wanted food like Starbucks, Macdonalds … Continue reading

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Bucket List Images (Past Present and Future): Sunday Stills

We have had Egypt on our Bucket List for a long time but had given up the dream of ever being able to visit. We had booked to travel in 2011 but the uprising that overthrew the dictator Hosni Mubarak … Continue reading

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan : Book Review

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan  by Lisa See was a recommended read by blogging friend Sharon Bonin-Pratt. who reviews it in the post linked here. I found this an informative glimpse of life for a middle class Chinese Girl in … Continue reading

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