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Sitou Forest Recreation Area 溪頭森林遊樂區

Sitou Forest Recreation Area 溪頭森林遊樂區, Taiwan


2007-07-21 09:09. Entrance of Sitou Forest Recreation Area 溪頭森林遊樂區

2007-07-21 09:43. Skywalk starts

2007-07-21 09:54. Skywalk ends

2007-07-21 10:11. At 神木 Giant Tree, furthest reach of our trail.

2007-07-21 11:37. BW

Skywalk, 神木 Giant Tree which was an ancient two thousand year old gigantic cypress tree. Nice views of the valley on hiking trail down.

Sitou Forest Recreation Area
溪頭森林遊樂區

Adjacent the Ming Shan Hotel,
南投縣 鹿谷鄉
Lugu Township, Nantou County.

permalink written by  monex on July 21, 2007 from Sitou Forest Recreation Area 溪頭森林遊樂區, Taiwan
from the travel blog: 2007 Overseas Compatriot Youth Taiwan 5th Study Tour (2007海外青年台灣觀摩團第5梯次)
tagged Forest, Valley, Sitou, Cypress, Skywalk, Ancient and ShenMu

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Rewriting history or PREwriting history???

Beijing, China


Many of the subway stations walls are covered in revenue producing ads (at one time the station by Tian An Men Square had huge posters featuring my daughter's then boyfriend) but a few of the original stations (the subway system has about quadrupled since preparations for the '08 Olympics began in 2000) have real artwork on there walls, each of the artful stations having their own theme. Line 2 at Jiang Guo Men? They had a beautiful mythical ancient 'sports' in tile behind trains heading North opposite modern [real] sports in tile behind trains heading south. I haven't headed south yet so I have not studied it's changes, if any, but the North bound? What was once ancient Tang Dynasty, floating through air spirit - like supernatural practitioners of kong fu with a backdrop of celestial bodies now has Chinese landers on the moon, rocket launch towers with ascending space vehicles and man-made satellites among the real celestial bodies. I do not Admire the art as much now. I will have to study the opposite wall even if I don't need to travel south. I miss the pure whimsey of their ancient 'sports.'

permalink written by  prrrrl on February 23, 2012 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Beijing I, 2012
tagged China, Beijing, Sports, Art, History, Ancient, Subway, Trains, Space, Whimsey and Rewrite

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Around Malaga

Malaga, Spain


\As we walk to the Alcazaba we saw this interesting Fountain and multiple horse drawn carriages passed us by.
Then we arrived at the Alcazaba, an ancient moorish palace from the 9th century. In front of the palace was a Roman theater shown in the picture. Here is a picture of my sister and I standing in one section of the castle and here is another picture of my sister fumbling with a no hands water Fountain.

Here's a picture of Daddy getting used to using a clothesline.


permalink written by  andres3009 on June 29, 2012 from Malaga, Spain
from the travel blog: Spain Trip 2012
tagged Castle, Spain, Fountain, Ancient, Horses and Alcazaba

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