Monday, September 29, 2014

Strange highway markings

Not unexpected, but still surprising, is the (to me) curious letter symbols of the Mandarin language. But even more unexpected is that most of the signage provides a subtitle in English. Our western language seemingly extends to products and packaging and just about everything else in China.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


I just returned from two weeks in China. What I found was not exactly what I expected. It is a country of great contrasts... from gleaming towers of glass, to traditional Chinese architecture. From the super rich, to the super poor. From exotic sports cars, to pedaled rickshaws. Crazy traffic, but on modern well maintained highways (sometimes with three or four bridges stacked). 

And I saw more capitalism than Communism.

I captured many pictures on the trip, but most are of the tourist genre, and I will not be posting them. I will, however, be posting a few images over the next week or so of my observations.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Roses are red...

Seems I have posted a similar photo not too long ago, but I am a sucker for their delicate color and beauty.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Duck watchers

Not sure who these people are, but they sure seem to like to watch the waterfowl.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


I never knew that flamingos built tree nests. May it is only the plastic species.