Saturday, June 20, 2009

Back from Bejing

Mandala in Chinese style for Vera (from 2004)
Chinese Symbol for Happiness
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I am back from Bejing. Had a good time there. Unfortunately I couldn't visit your blogs because they were blocked (guess they have censorship over there) so I have been 3 days without blogging! I have a lot of catching up to do which I will try this weekend. Here are a few impressions from Beijing. The weather was foggy, which gave a spooky atmosphere to everything. I have never seen fog and high temperatures together..... I am used to fog in the winter here. This trip I discovered the subway there which is a perfect way of transportation. I was the only foreigner in the subway! I felt safe and efficient. Beside shopping I visit the Lama Temple, which was beautiful. Some pictures and video´s I made with my phone, not the best of quality.... On my way home from Schiphol I collected my Nikon in Rotterdam, which is brand new again, so glad to have it back! Have a nice weekend!
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12 comments:

  1. welkom terug,dit het gevoel as of jy was lank weg heirdie keer. was dit lekker? is jy bly om weer tuis te wees? gaan jy baie werk hierdie somer? liefs en wfs.

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  2. What a wonderful opportunity to get to tour a little of China. I am sure you are happy to be home again and not feel like a foreigner.

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  3. wow marianne!
    what fabulous photos! you get to go everywhere! how wonderful. thank you for taking us with you!

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  4. Marianne,
    I spent 10 days in Hong Kong in 2006 and it was such a life changing experience. Thank you for sharing your visit to China with us. I really admire your work. One day I am going to try making a Mandalay.
    Judy

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  5. thank you for taking us along to Beijing and for the memories of temples seen there myself...so long ago now. (1982)...
    Lovely mandala at top! Wow.

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  6. Welcome home,and how was shopping.
    Hug from Beaudor

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  7. Welcome home Marianne!!!!looks and sounds like you had fun...you always make me feel like I am travelling the world...thank you!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  8. Welcome back to your "home sweet home"!

    Your oriental mandala is fascinating...as are your photos...I wonder if a lot of the fogginess is due to pollution??? At any rate it created a bit of an exotic aura to your shots...:)

    Thanks for sharing visits to wonderful faraway places I only dream of visiting! :)

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  9. I love that mandala!

    I'm glad you take photos of all your travels so I can see places through your eyes. I hate to travel!!

    xoxo
    Lolo

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  10. Wow! Beautiful Mandarin Mandalas.
    Lovely the sea blue...so peaceful!
    Luck and fortune. Cool videos, it's a revisited of my Beijing trip too!

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  11. What an interesting post Marianne and lovely photos.

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  12. How in the heck did I miss this post??? What an awesome temple...I hope I can visit a lama temple one day! That must have been a wonderful experience!

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