In early May, most of Asia goes on vacation for various holidays including Labor Day, Children’s Day, Parents’ Day, Birthday of Buddha, etc.
That meant I had some time off to visit Tianmu Lake with my family.
On top of Tianmu Mountain (which is right next to Tianmu Lake), there’s a statue of Jiang Ziya, which was a famous Chinese military strategist. This was apparently where he was born and where the king found him fishing. There’s a giant statue of him that stands on top of the mountain, which is visible from miles away.
There’s also a small temple besides the statue where monks pray. This was a little disappointing though as it seemed more business-like than a temple. They ask you to buy incense and pray, then make a donation. If not, they don’t really care about you.
Overall it was pretty cool. Got a few photos out of it so great! Also a great walk around the place, lots of trees, scenery, and great air (which isn’t that common in China).
Hope you enjoyed my photos! Thank you.
A little spider building its web.
I hate spiders!!!
I know it’s Spring, and I’m across at least one continent and an ocean, but I thought I’d post some photos that I forgot to post from last year.
Business brought me to the Northeast last year. I drove from Boston to Connecticut to New Hampshire to New York. It was a fantastic trip. A trip that was especially great to do during the Autumn foliage season.
Please enjoy the pics and let me know which is your favorite!
This last photo is a crop of the one above. What do you think of each view?
Got a chance to walk around the streets a bit with my camera.
I gotta admit, I was a bit scared to go into the real alleyways. Afterall, parts of this country can still be pretty dangerous. Especially since I know so little of the language.
Got a nice shot though, I think, of a slightly bigger market street.
Thanks for visiting!
I’ve been in Shanghai / Wuxi for 2 weeks now and WordPress is blocked over here by the Great Firewall of China.
Thankfully, I signed up for some VPN services before I crossed that wall so I have limited and spotty access to WP, FB, etc. Surprisingly, Instagram is not blocked at all.
I’m here for business so I won’t be able to take a lot of photos, nor are there a lot of things to shoot in the first place, but here are a couple shots.
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Little creatures, magnificent creatures.