Images of the Grassland at Yangchenghu Peninsula 阳澄湖半岛冬游

Yangcheng Lake, located at the northwest of Suzhou City, is well-known for its crab which has the fame as “The king of the carbs”. I wento to Yangchenghu Peninsula yesterday. It looks like a piece of shiny jade in the sun. And surprisingly, it has a wide grassland for fun. We enjoyed the natural scenery and participate in some sports there.

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Hi Steemit Friends, this is my entry for ColorChallenge initiated by @kalemandra. The color for Saturday is Indigo. Here’s the detail for ColorChallenge. I like to share my life experience through different pictures.

大家好,这是我参加色彩挑战的帖子,今天的颜色主题是#SaturdayIndigo 靛青色。应该是气温骤降的原因,我得了重感冒,一直在咳嗽,咳得我若隐若现的头痛,除了忙忙碌碌的工作,什么都不想做。

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I am getting over a terrible cold and now trying to recover myself. I totally understand if my lack of enthusiasm on posting or overall communication has driven you away. But hey, everyone has the moment when they don’t want to write down anything.

这张照片拍摄于苏州阳澄湖,阳澄湖大闸蟹是闻名海内外,不过这个季节没有大闸蟹,可以到阳澄湖大草坪露营。不过风超级大,除了能放风筝,估计人都能刮上天。

Camera/相机 📷: Nikon 尼康

Images of Flowers in Bloom at Shangfangshan National Forest Park 山花烂漫,春天有约

此间盛景不须歌,自有樱花八面多。
哪怕一朝随雨尽,无欢无戚踏青莎。

After a heavy rain last week, the weather is getting colder. Now it is reported that there would be a snow here in Suzhou. These photos are taken at Shangfangshan National Forest Park. It is holding a “flower festival” and the entire place is covered with cherry blossom trees and tulips in every color imaginable. I walked with Ethan in the forest park, and took the pictures below. Everything seems to be prettier and everyone seems to be a little happier in the flower bloom.

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漫步在上方山国家森林公园,感受“山花烂漫,春天有约”。这是我去年春天在上方山拍的郁金香跟樱花,很是浪漫写意。这一系列,用来提交 @jamtaylor 组织的摄影比赛#steemitphotochallenge,想参加的可以点击这里

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Hi Steemians,

This is my entry for 📷 Steemit Photo Challenge organised by @jamtaylor. For those who are not familiar with it, please read the details here. We are suggested to submit no more than 3 entries. That is why I put three images in this post.

Remember to tagged both #photography and #steemitphotochallenge.

Camera/相机 📷: Nikon 尼康

Images of Metallic Chain Partly Covered by Green Moss 寂静生长的美丽: 苔藓 | MundaneArt

Hi Steemians,

This is my entry for 📷 #MundaneArt Photo Challenge organised by @kus-knee. For those who are interested in it, please read the details here.

这是我提交的 @kus-knee 组织的摄影比赛 #MundaneArt,想参加的可以点击这里

Theme|主题: Moss and Lichen | 苔藓和地衣

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山不在高,有仙则名。水不在深,有龙则灵。斯是陋室,惟吾德馨。苔痕上阶绿,草色入帘青。谈笑有鸿儒,往来无白丁。可以调素琴,阅金经。无丝竹之乱耳,无案牍之劳形。南阳诸葛庐,西蜀子云亭。孔子云:何陋之有?

在《陋室铭》中,刘禹锡诉说自己屋子上布满苔藓,却怡然自得的心境。古人经常借住苔藓卑微而顽强的生命,象征自己的满腹才华,却郁郁不得志,虚负凌云万丈才,一生襟抱未曾开。而在现代,苔藓植物似乎成为了艺术美的主角。

Remember to tag the post with #mundaneart.

Camera/相机 📷: Nikon 尼康

Nightlife Started from Dinner 晚餐就开始的夜生活,一直陪你躁到凌晨2点

酒吧、餐厅、咖啡厅的混血儿,
这里有美食、美酒、音乐、表演,
午后暖茶,深夜微醺,总有一些地方,可以遇见美好。

I was fortunate to have an outstanding dinner at Hutaoli bar. When I first entered there, I thought it was quite small and quite bar with a few high tables in the bar area. However, when I sat around the table next to the window, I found it was a romantic place decorated carefully in both retro and modern styles. It was raining a little which made the view even more special. Anyway, the food there was pretty good. The staff was very friendly and pleasant.In the night, it feels so good to sit at the bar and listen to the music.

最近我在追剧《恋爱先生》,因为超喜欢雅痞胡八一,所以一直追颜值爆表的男神,他们在剧里最佳的约会圣地就是胡桃的里面,木质的优雅 – 胡桃里。这家的音乐似乎很懂我,或者是因为大家都爱阿黛尔,静静在坐在大厅里,听着阿黛尔,心里犹如蜜糖一般美滋滋,坐在这里时间似乎比外面慢一拍,在这里文艺的气息里刚刚好。

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墙面跟立柱上贴满了各类文青最爱的海报,凌乱却不繁杂,装修充满小心思,复古情怀藏在每个角落,酒瓶形状的吊灯,绿色植物灯饰、各种小摆件、不断的给这家的品味加分,也让我的镜头一直停不下来。 Continue Reading

Entry For “YourCityVibez”: Behind the Glitz | 浮华背后

Hello Steemit Friends,

This is my entry for YourCityVibez contest hosted by @vladikras :Street/Roads. If you want to join, see the details here.

这是我提交的由 @vladikras 发起的YourCityVibez 的参赛作品。 最新的主题是街道/路,具体规则见这里

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This photo was taken at the way to Suzhou Center besides the Jinji Lake. This photo becomes a little fuzzy as the car is moving really fast. I choose the un-finished skyscraper as the background and the fast-moving cars as the front scene. From this photo, I want to show the busy life for the new citizens at the fast growing Suzhou city.

这张照片拍摄的是现在最最最繁华的苏州中心未竣工的时候,坐落在美丽的金鸡湖边。这张照片中汽车有点点糊,背景是为竣工的苏州中心,马路上是疾驰的汽车,我想用这张照片凸显出新苏州人建设新苏州的忙碌。 Continue Reading

Images of Changzhou Tianning Temple 千年古刹 | ColorChallenge

真正的平静,不是避开车马喧嚣,而是在心中修篱种菊。
尽管如流往事,每一天都涛声依旧,只要我们消除执念,便可寂静安然。
愿每个人,在纷呈世相中不会迷失荒径,可以端坐磐石上,醉倒落花前。

Remembering my last visit to Changzhou Tianning Temple this summer in #fridayblue on #colorchallenge contest.

This sky blue temple picture is taken with my Nikon D7000 camera. I found peace when standing at the foot of the temple especially that day the whether is quite good. After I took this picture, an old man said to me that it is not polite to take the pictures of the temple and Buddha. Something bad will happen when people are taking photos with the Buddha. I am scared by his words. I just enjoy taking pictures as my hobby. The whole temple looks amazing under the azure sky. So I took out my camera and captured the moment. Then I never show this picture to others.

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Hi Steemit Friends, this is my entry for ColorChallenge initiated by @kalemandra. The color for Friday is Skyblue. Here’s the detail for ColorChallenge. I like to share my traveling experience through different stories with my pictures. Continue Reading

Images of Nantong Wolf Mountain 心诚则灵 | ColorChallenge

世界上大概只有华人是以红为囍。
红代表美满,代表温暖,代表春。
中国人的世界里,所有美好的事情都会掠过一抹红。红唇、红烛、红盖头,当然还有红包,都是祝福和对美满的期待。

Remembering my last visit to Nantong Wolf Mountain this summer in #mondayred on #colorchallenge contest. The Wolf Mountain is in south area of Nantong, where I was born and raised. I really admire the historic temples at the top of the mountain. And it is one of the famous eight little Buddhist Mountains.

这个系列拍摄于南通狼山,八小佛山之首。南通是我的故乡,一个有着丰厚文化气息的城市。

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I captured an old man climbing to the top on steep stairs holding a red plastic bag with a walking stick. That is why I named the series as “Sincerity can work Wonders”. Many young people including me choose a cable car ride, rather than hiking to the top. But this old man is trying hard to climb the stairs with his walking stick. In the red plastic bag, there are joss sticks and candles. He may be climb to the temple of the top to pray for his son or wife. It means best wishes to his family and friends.

我最喜欢的是这张照片,这位老爷爷左手拄着拐杖,右手拎着红色的马夹袋,步履蹒跚的准备登顶狼山,手上的袋子里装着香烛,应该是要到到山顶的寺庙里为他的妻儿朋友敬香祈福。很多年轻人,像我这类,都倾向于走缆车直接登顶,也不会自备香烛,所以我给这组照片命名为“心诚则灵”。

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To Travel Is To Live: 初冬,扬州,青普文化行馆 【亮点自寻】

Can you believe that it is Christmas Eve now, and it has only a couple days away from New Year. It is early winter here in Yangzhou where the whether is much warmer than Suzhou. Sad to say, the winter here has no snow here all this weekend. The leaves are green as spring is here. Right now we don’t have any snow here, and I am not complaining at all. I still enjoy the sunshine in the winter. And I wish you Merry Christmas! I hope you have a great day surrounded by the people you love the most and you have an amazing start of 2018.

苏州大概有了一丢丢冬季的感觉,来了扬州青普文化行馆休假,发现扬州真是温暖如春啊。这周每天都是暖洋洋的太阳,真希望快点下雪,银装素裹的小筑会更美。早上醒来发现阳光明媚,揣着单反到行馆使劲拍了拍,然而连落英缤纷都没有,倒是有一片绿油油的竹林,还有一些常青树,一副春意盎然的样子。Anyway, 冬天已经来了,下雪还会远吗?

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这里是古籍智慧之光的手作空间,文化导师是边城书店主理人。古籍于我们的生活虽是一种遥远的存在,但她曾经是古人生活中不可缺少的一部分,承载着厚重的文化与生活细节。边城书店的主理人坚守 自己的情怀,跟着他探秘“古籍的世界”,触摸古籍的温度,了解如何分辨古籍真伪,聆听辗转于历代文人之手的书香故事,跟老师学习了古籍修复跟古籍灯的制作,点燃古籍智慧之光。 Continue Reading

To Travel Is To Live: 山水胜处,艺文养心,难忘的时光

山水胜处,天地之间,艺文养心,回归原初。

Life is so short, hurry to see everything wonderful and everywhere beautiful. After 5-day really hard and boring work from Monday to Friday, I want to run away somewhere I can rest at ease. The weather is warm under the sunshine this December. It is a good chance to have fun outdoor.

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My son is too young to go on long journey. The best way to travel with him is to find a place in a great mountain, and have some rest there. It is believed that traveling to Yangzhou in March is enjoyable experience. My friend invites me to Qingpu in Yangzhou. I love this hotel built besides Shouxi Lake. It is a great place for families and lovers. Have you been to Yangzhou? Look at my photos from above, it feels great when having a cup of tea under the sunshine.

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The story of Yangzhou will continue. Don’t forget to have a visit.

周六自驾从苏州到扬州,古人烟花三月下扬州,现在十二月也是万里无云的好天气,度假好时机。现在娃比较小,适应不了一路奔波的行程,最适合我们的度假方式就是在大山里吃吃睡睡闭关几天,所以青普文化行馆比较适合,他家包含了丰富的艺文活动,自助早餐,简约的午餐,可以在行馆一直宅到地老天荒。

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这家行馆按照人数收费啦,人均1000元/天,坐落瘦西湖边半山腰,占地面积很大很大,但是客房总共只有20间,各类手作空间,茶咖空间占地比较多,各类服务都有种私人定制的范儿,老板是私奔的那位王功权~我们周五晚上下班后出发,开着山路九曲十八弯到达这里已经十点多,行馆工作人员还是在停车场等待迎接帮忙搬行李。

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进入客房,迎面的茶几上,有细心的工作人员给我们准备的红枣银耳羹和小点心,附着一张字条。似乎现在的酒店都流行手写字条,为了让客户有宾至如归的感觉吧?这家值得夸的是,这字体是我见过最好看的一次了,也没有很矫情的写英文。不过,你们至于给我冠夫姓么? Continue Reading

China Sichuan Spicy Food + New Video! 雀心蓝趣,蓝调趣生味

神雀五色,羽翎灿烂,
华丽优雅,多彩绽放,
美艳如霓,承天意而获灵性。

雀心蓝趣,蓝调趣生味,
优雅雀蓝,雅致川菜,
一场食与景色交织媲美的盛宴。

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Suzhou is not only a charming city with the most beautiful gardens, but also has a great variety of local restaurants that made our life here even more enjoyable. There is a Sichuan food restaurant in particular that I would be love to recommend. It has combined the traditional spicy food cooking method with the western modern cooking ways. As an added bonus, the surrounding is decorated in peacock theme, offering its dinner guests a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.

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This restaurant has been recommended to us a few times by a food review app and it did not disappoint at all. I am not a fan of spicy food, but these dishes are nicely presented and cooked perfectly.

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Most impressive is the peacock at the front door looks so real. And its incredible service is much appreciated!

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The food, service and atmosphere at this restaurant are fabulous. I love the interior design with large wooden tables, white see-through curtain and peacock colors.

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If you have been in Suzhou before, or are planning a visit to Suzhou, I would love to hear your favorite restaurants. Please leave in the comment section below.

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这家店位于龙湖时代天街,挑了一桌靠窗户的位置,边吃饭边看风景,酷爱甜食的我不爱吃川菜,但是这家的装修好美的,走孔雀蓝基调,正门的孔雀栩栩如生。

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