Date: August 19th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Cultures, food, Insects, Laos, Travel.

Panda popsicle at Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos

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Laotian sweet corn drink Vientiane Laos, chili peppers Laotian snacks Laotian snacks

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Luang Prabang, Laos chili peppers

 

Date: August 18th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Animals, City Streets, Cultures, Laos, Smile, Travel.

Monk's residence cat, Luang Prabang, Laos

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Vientiane, Laos dog laying in the hot sun Temple cat, Luang Prabang, Laos Monk's residence cats and kittens, Luang Prabang, Laos

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Hot dog, Wat Inpeng temple, Vientiane Laos

 

Date: August 14th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Architecture, City Streets, Cultures, Design, Fruit, Landscape, Laos, Smile, Travel, Water.

Luang Prabang night scene, restaurant lanterns

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Over-loaded tuk-tuk, Vientiane, Laos Monk taking photos, Vientiane, Laos Vientiane Garden Hotel water heater on 2nd story outside

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Rice baskets, Luang Prabang, Laos

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Vang Vieng street shops Vang Vieng street scene Vang Vieng lunch menu - something for everyone

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Vang Vieng fruit vine on small wooden bridge

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Vang Vieng small wooden bridgeNam Song River, rainy season in Vang Vieng, Laos

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Mekong River boats, Luang Prabang, Laos

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Fishing on the Mekong River, Vientiane, Laos Luang Prabang, Laos hotel room view Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos

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Wat Phon Sai temple at sunset, Luang Prabang, Laos

 

Date: August 11th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: City Streets, Cultures, Design, Historic significance, Landscape, Laos, Travel.

Laotian Buddist alters in front of most homes and businessesLaotian Buddist alters in front of most homes and businesses

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Laotian Buddist alters in front of most homes and businesses Laotian Buddist alters in front of most homes and businesses Laotian Buddist alters in front of most homes and businesses

 

Date: August 10th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Cultures, Design, Historic significance, Landscape, Laos, Series, Travel, Trees, Unusual Interest.

Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City"Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning “Spirit City”, the park contains over 200 reinforced concrete statues created by priest-shaman Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat, started in 1958 with the intention to integrate Hinduism and Buddhism.

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Monks at Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City"

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Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City" Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City" Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City" Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City"

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Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City"

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Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City" Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City" Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City" Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City"

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Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City"

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Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City" Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City" Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City" Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City"

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Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City"

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Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City" Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City" Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City" Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos, also known as Xieng Khuan, meaning "Spirit City"

 

Date: August 9th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Architecture, City Streets, Cultures, Design, Historic significance, Landscape, Laos, Travel, Trees.

Rainbow ties on Fig tree branch, Buddha scultptures, Pha That Luang temple groundsPha That Luang Buddhist temple grounds, Vientiane, Laos

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Buddha scultptures around Fig tree, Pha That Luang temple grounds, VientianeBuddha shrine, Pha That Luang temple grounds, Vientiane

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Dragonflies at the Pha That Luang Buddhist temple, Vientiane, Laos

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Pha That Luang Buddhist stupa temple, Vientiane, Laos Pha That Luang Buddhist stupa temple, Vientiane, Laos Pha That Luang Buddhist temple, Vientiane, Laos

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Wat Inpeng, one of many Buddhist temples in Vientiane Laos

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Seven dragons on each side of main gate, Wat Inpeng temple, Vientiane LaosNang Talani Temple of Buddhist teachings, Vientiane, LaosVientiane, Laos temple entranceOne of many Buddhist temples in Vientiane Laos

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Nang Talani Temple of Buddhist teachings, gate decor, Vientiane Laos

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Wat Inpeng temple detail, Vientiane Laos

 

Date: August 8th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Cultures, Design, Historic significance, Laos, Travel, Trees, Unusual Interest.

Vientiane, Laos - carved tree trunks at Pha That Luang templeVientiane, Laos – carved tree trunks at Pha That Luang temple

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Vientiane, Laos - carved tree trunks at Pha That Luang temple Vientiane, Laos - carved tree trunks at Pha That Luang temple Vientiane, Laos - carved tree trunks at Pha That Luang temple

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Vientiane, Laos - carved tree trunks at Pha That Luang temple

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Vientiane, Laos - carved tree trunks at Pha That Luang temple Vientiane, Laos - carved tree trunks at Pha That Luang temple Vientiane, Laos - carved tree trunks at Pha That Luang temple Vientiane, Laos - carved tree trunks at Pha That Luang temple

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Vientiane, Laos - carved tree trunks at Pha That Luang temple

 

Date: August 7th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Architecture, China, City Streets, Cultures, Design, Travel, Trees.

Kunming side street, Hunan Province, ChinaKunming side streets, Hunan Province, China

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Kunming, Hunan Province, ChinaKunming, Hunan Province, China

 

Date: August 4th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: China, City Streets, Cultures, Summer, Travel.

Random street scene - vehicle parked at gas station in Zibo, ChinaZibo, China: random city streets

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Random street scene - plant nursery in Zibo, China Random street scene - beer vendor in Zibo, China

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Random street scene - Zibo, China

 

Date: August 3rd, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Architecture, China, City Streets, Cultures, Flowers, food, Landscape, pink, Seasonal, Sky, Travel, Trees.

The Drum Tower, Xi'an, ChinaThe Drum Tower, night market, and the Bell Tower in the ancient city of Xi’an, China

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Night market - fresh fruit juice on a very hot evening, Xi'an, China Night market in Xi'an, China - street sweeper with a whistle - get the hell outa her way!

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Night market in Xi'an, China - street sweeper's brooms are branches

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Night market - squid, Xi'an, China Night market - beautiful bread, Xi'an, China

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The Bell Tower, Bougainvillea in Xi'an, China

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Flight back to Zibo from Xian

 

Date: August 2nd, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: China, conservation, Cultures, Design, Historic significance, Series, Travel, Unusual Interest.

Terracotta Warriors and crowds of tourists, Xi'an, ChinaTerracotta Warriors, Xi’an, China. Archaologists are still unearthing, reassembling and documenting miles and miles of terracotta statues. Bones of the terracotta artist/sculptors have been found among the ruins.

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Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China

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Terracotta Warrior's horses, Xi'an, China

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Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China

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Archeaologists at the Terracotta Warriors site, Xi'an, China Terracotta Warriors unearthed, Xi'an, China Bones of Terracotta Warriors artists found on site, Xi'an, China

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Terracotta Warriors site, Xi'an, China

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One of three main buildings of Terracotta Warriors sites, Xi'an, China

 

Date: July 31st, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Architecture, China, conservation, Cultures, Design, Green, Historic significance, Landscape, Leaves, Mountains, Series, Summer, Travel, Trees.

Landscape seen from a turret on The Great Wall near Bejing, China

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The Great Wall near Bejing, ChinaThe Great Wall of China – portion near Bejing that has been rebuilt since its original construction during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).

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The Great Wall landscape near Bejing, China The Great Wall landscape near Bejing, China The Great Wall near Bejing, China

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The Great Wall landscape near Bejing, China

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Elm tree, The Great Wall of China Preserving part of the original construction on The Great Wall near Bejing, China

 

Date: July 29th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Architecture, China, City Streets, Cultures, Design, Travel.

New city central business district, Qingdao, ChinaUnique city of Qingdao where the 2008 Olympics torch was lit – central business district, east coast China. The red monument is called “Winds of May” marking WWI era reform movement.

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Central business district, Qingdao, China Monument “Winds of May” to mark WWI era reform movement, Qingdao, China Train station, Qingdao, China

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Apartments above shops in Qingdao, China

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Painted apartment buildings in Qingdao, China Painted apartment buildings in Qingdao, China Painted apartment buildings in Qingdao, China

 

Date: July 28th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: China, City Streets, Cultures, food, Insects, Seasonal, Summer, Travel, Trees, Unusual Interest.

Cicada flies, abundant in China, are caught as food, using a long pole with a sticky end.Cicada flies, abundant in China during Summer, are caught as food, using a long pole with a sticky end.

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Cicada flies, abundant in China during Summer, are caught as food, using a long pole with a sticky end. Cicada flies, abundant in China, are caught as food, using a long pole with a sticky end.

 

Date: July 24th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Birds, China, City Streets, Cultures, Landscape, Travel.

Street cleaning supplies, Zibo, ChinaStreet scenes, Zibo, China

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Bicycle cart with caged chickens, no doubt bound for a side street BBQ, Zibo, China Sign on the lawn of a high rise apartment building, Zibo, China Sign on a small patch of grass in a city park, Bejing, China Corn grows everywhere in ditches and wherever there is space for planting, Zibo, China

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Men playing checkers as they do evry afternoon and evening in Zibo, China

 


 

 
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