Tomorrow, the 19th February is the Chinese New Year and 2015 is the year of the Goat, although here in Australia it is noted on our calendar as year of the Sheep.
A Time of Reflection
A sensational photograph …
(1/800, F4.5, ISO200, 17mm)
This time of year always comes with thoughts about how you spent the passing year and what will you do in the new one.
I´ve been very fortunate in 2014 to have been able to see so many new beautiful countries and places and meeting so many interesting people, that I can only think about the fact that if next year is gonna be anything like it, I will be happy as ever.
Only thing I can think of and I tried to start it up last month before my travels interrupted it, is to start exploring what the possibilities are to set up a real photo-business and website.
But as my friends and I always say when we raise another glass ´To better times!´.
If it is good it can always get better but when it´s not so good it will hopefully get better.
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Dali Dalliance and Leaping Tigers by Ken Grace
Guest Post on LIFE S ASIA magazine. Thanks Jackie.
We set off for the long awaited mountain oasis of Dali, departing Kunming on the overnight sleeper. One reasonably comfortable sleep and we woke, excited and ready for our cultural excursion into South-Western China.
Disappointment! We arrived to find a modern looking city, with tall buildings and highways, rather than the iconic town we expected. Fortunately, a forty-five minute drive brought us to Old Dali Town. Our excitement grew as we took in the Bai style architecture, the beautiful archways and the cobblestone streets.
The taxi dropped us in a lane of concrete structures, but we soon found our accommodation snuggled between these buildings. Sleepy Fish, seemed an apt description; peaceful and tranquil, yet sizzling with the energy and excitement of many travellers. Our Bai style room provided a spacious verandah, which over-looked beautiful well-kept gardens. It couldn’t have been more pleasing, being situated in a quiet area near…
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