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Rewinding Time in Fujian, China   1 comment


Rewinding Time in Fujian, China.

SP Lim

Posted February 2, 2015 by lspeng1951 in Canon, Photo Outing, Photography, Travel

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The Cultural Concert at Xiamen, China – Part 2   Leave a comment


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This is the second part of the Cultural Concert at Xiamen.

SP Lim

Another truly Taoist Temple of Guan Yu in ShanTou, China   1 comment


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This is the truly Taoist Temple located next to the one I had blogged yesterday. It ii identical to the structure and architecture but the Taoist Dieties worshipped are not the same. Kuan Kong or Guan Yu is the main diety worshipped here. I had hardly any time shooting here as the bus is moving off. I did these shots in 10 minutes or so.
From Wikipedia

Guan Yu (died 219) was a general serving under the warlord Liu Bei during the late Eastern Han Dynasty of China. He played a significant role in the civil war that led to the collapse of the Han Dynasty and the establishment of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period, of which Liu Bei was the first emperor.

As one of the best known Chinese historical figures throughout East Asia, Guan’s true life stories have largely given way to fictionalized ones, mostly found in the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms or passed down the generations, in which his deeds and moral qualities have been lionized. Guan is respected as an epitome of loyalty and righteousness.

Guan was deified as early as the Sui Dynasty and is still worshipped by many Chinese people today, especially in southern China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong and their descendants overseas. He is a figure in Chinese folk religion, popular Confucianism, Taoism, and Chinese Buddhism, and small shrines to Guan are almost ubiquitous in traditional Chinese shops and restaurants.

SP Lim

Tour of the Hakka Clay Buildings in the rain, YongDing, China   Leave a comment


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Finally I have to upload a second time to get these photos on the blog. Just wondering how to get the photos from the media library into this page. The easier solution was to re-upload the series of photos again so time-consuming. Hope you enjoy this series of shots in gloomy lighting but I tried my best to “cheer up” the moody situation.

SP Lim

Day 2 of the Fujian Tour – HuLiShan Fort of Xiamen   Leave a comment


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After the buffet breakfast at the Xianglu Grand Hotel, we were off to the second day of the Fujian tour thugging our bags along. The coach then headed towards the HuLiShan Fort which I had branded this place where the ” gun of Navarone ” was located. Yes, a monster of a Krupp cannon was located to keep the foreigners out during the Ching Dynasty. The fort had changed a lot after my last visit in 2007. There is also a demonstration of the firing of a smaller Dutch Cannon by the performers to be featured tomorrow.

SP Lim

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