Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Random Photos from March - China

Thought I would do some catching up on pictures we have taken over the last couple of months.
We had a late snow storm in March and I wanted to show you more of the street cleaning crews. 

This was the scene outside my kitchen window on the 9th floor. I look down on the intersection and watched the crews work as it was snowing all morning. 

Here a some more pictures from our last visit to Hong Kong in March 14th. I love looking at the architecture of these big cities.

The nice thing about Hong Kong is it is made for pedestrians. Walking towards Victoria Harbor we found more than one peaceful park to stroll through.

At Victoria Harbor on the waterfront.

This picture is for Skye and Ryan -

The Beige colored building is the Church office building in central Hong Kong. It houses a visitors area, three chapels, Cultural halls, Gymnasium, kitchens, etc. 

Darryl and I had some down time one afternoon, so we got on a train and rode it to the end of the line. When we got off to walk around this is what we found.

A small, very old Buddhist temple tucked away in the center of a neighborhood. 

Looking over to the east we could see a cemetary on the side of the mountain.

Back in Ordos the following weekend we went for a scooter ride and discovered a hotel in Ejin Horo (Darryl calls it Inchy) that is finished but not opened for operation yet.

Winged horses pulling a chariot

Beautiful Greek Statuary of pastoral scenes

and a HUGE Genghis Khan Transformer. 

He looks pretty fierce-

He is made out of an Army Truck I think. Talk about mixing cultures!

We rode out to an area that Darryl saw from the air as we flew into Ordos and found that it is a Buddhist Temple and Monastery under construction.

This entire complex has been constructed for a 9 year old Lama who will be living in this complex along with other monks and followers.

The detail in one of the marble staircases -

All of the painting is done by hand and is very intricate and beautiful.

The work stopped for the winter but will soon be starting up again. 

You can see how they painted each individual cube of wood around the windows and doors.

Looking south to Kangbashi (Ordos).

The green color is where they have painted primer on the Stucco and you can see the natural wood around the entrance that is waiting to be painted. 

A panorama shot of the building behind the main building.

The painting on the top of the domes was beautiful.

Pictures of the Lama and some of the monks who will be living here. 

I have so many more things to show you. I will try to get another post up on Sunday. 

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