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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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

Enjoyed a Chinese Concert in Drama – Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage “讲好中国故事,传播中国好声音”带你领略世界首部大型民族器乐剧《玄奘西行》

It is reported that Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is the classic drama from the national-level Central Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble. And the drama has earned a good reputation among our country leader and many foreign president. I have visited the Cultural and Artistic Center of Suzhou last weekend to watch the show and I would be love to give high praise of it.

据说这次民族音乐巡礼《玄奘西行》是中央民族乐坛的经典曲目,国家领导人以及诸多外国首脑曾多次观看并给出很高的评价。

上周六去园区鸟巢——苏州文化艺术中心一睹大师的风采。起初,以为会是比较枯燥乏味的音乐会,但是出乎意料,这部民族器乐剧改变了传统民族乐器的表演形式,改用现场演奏结合舞台剧,倒是很新颖。

讲述的是国人都很熟悉的唐代高僧玄奘法师西行取经的故事。让人觉得比较走心的是,整个剧目展现了经途中各国、地区的众多民族的传统乐器,并以现代光影技术营造出了3D立体场景,这样可以让故事和音乐的更具表现力。

作为观众,我们跟着玄奘法师一路从大唐的太平盛世,来到荒芜的边塞,再到雪山秘境,这部剧用中华民族的器乐声声演凑出取经路上的坎坷和悲喜。

毫不夸张,我中途几度落泪,除了感动还是感动。

此篇就以我浅薄的知识和记忆给诸位还原一下这部经典神作吧。请原谅,很多地方我理解的不是很深刻,但玄奘西行本身即为求索之行,当中深意是不可囫囵吞枣的,我也需一再体会。 Continue Reading

Dushu Lake Church Photography 独墅湖教堂

When talking about Suzhou, many people think about the little bridges over flowing streams, pavilions and towers with their shadows reflected in the water. I would be love to share the different exotic sightseeing of Dushu lake church today. It is located by the Dushu Lake and attracted many newly-wed couples to take wedding photos for its medieval Gothic architectural style. I like to visit the church because the people there are so friendly, and when hearing the songs they sing, I can feel the inner peace.

看惯了苏州的小桥流水,亭台楼阁,今天去了独墅湖教堂,领略一丢丢异国风情。苏州的教堂中,比较熟悉的是狮山基督教教堂,而独墅湖教堂风景最好,坐落于美丽的独墅湖畔,干净明亮的建筑、尖尖角的屋顶,哥特式的造型,吸引了很多新人区拍婚纱照。虽说我不是基督信徒,我也经常去教堂转悠,毕竟国内的寺庙都是要门票的,而教堂反而是免费的,而且教堂内的工作人员,都特别友善,更重要的是教堂那些听不懂的梵音让我格外的心安。

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It is a good thing to have a beautiful church by the quiet lakeside. It can bring us peace, and quiet. When I visit this place, it could calm down my nerve, and I feel comforted.

从钢筋混凝土的现代都市漫步到美丽的独墅湖边,寻求到这样一个静谧之地,让人们的心灵得到一丝抚慰和安宁。落日时分,落日的余晖映照着湖水,在云彩中发出阵阵金光,温暖的眼光投射到湖水中,成为最亮丽的风景线。

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Here’s the close view for its decorative Gothic style architecture.

哥特式建筑风格,主堂、牧师楼、钟楼。

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When entering the white arch, you will see the main building of the church.

湖边漫步,走过这扇白色的小拱门,便走近了临湖边的教堂。

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很多新人会穿着两米长拖尾的婚纱来拍婚纱照,在波澜荡漾的湖边绽放着灿烂的幸福,愿真主保佑他们永远幸福。

I didn’t see any visitors there, only a few new couples taking wedding photos. I can see their happiness from there smiling face. And wish them be happy and in love forever.

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矗立在教堂广场中心的耶稣像张开双臂,普度众生,高6米,重达3吨,安放在1.8米高的汉白玉大理石底座上。上面有八个我看不懂得大字,“非以役人 乃役于人”。

May Jesus bless us.

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一路上秀美的风景让人流连忘返。

The wonderful scene there is a great attraction

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Travel to Lotus Island “蟹”露天机:莲花岛,美人腿,面拖蟹

“不是阳澄蟹味好,此生何必住苏州!”
“不得一味,而十味俱全”。
说得就是苏州久负盛名的阳澄湖大闸蟹。于是乎,上周末在 @icedream@herlife @candiceji 都在加班的时候,溜达去了莲花岛~

自古以来,阳澄湖大闸蟹就迷倒了万千吃货的❤。金秋九月,大闸蟹还没有上市,现在的都还是幼崽时期,成熟度不如十月的蟹,但味道更为鲜美,蟹黄较为软滑。九月苏州大闸蟹的正确吃法是面拖蟹,不仅螃蟹好吃,连面粉都那么好吃的一道菜!七月的时候更小只,“六月黄”是跟年糕一起炒。

游客比较喜欢的拼蟹区域主要在巴城,跟莲花岛。巴城是上海人去的比较多,交通很便利,可以直接自驾到酒店门口,具体见这里:I will invite you to dinner if you come to visit Bacheng this July 忙归忙,勿忘六月黄,我七月初去巴城尝试的“六月黄”。

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周末我去的是阳澄湖的莲花岛,莲花岛位于阳澄湖正中央,说岛的造型像朵莲花,倒更像是一条美人腿。只能开车到莲花岛北码头,然后坐快艇登岛,快艇沿着阳澄湖的航线行驶,可以看到快艇两边都是养大闸蟹的蟹栏,穿行十多分钟,可以到各家的码头。

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如果遇到暴雨天气,店家会选择用电瓶车接送,所以需要做快艇的需要看好天气,有次我台风天去的莲花岛,然后被困在岛上好久。。。当然了这是莲花岛的最大特色:风景秀丽,三面环水,黛瓦粉墙,人烟稀少,世外桃源,很适合度假。 Continue Reading

悠闲假期:烟雨漓江,绝美山水生活画卷 Travel with me: East or west, Guilin landscape is best.

桂林风景甲天下,如诗中画画中诗;
山中樵夫唱,江上客船归。奇!

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“East or west, Guilin landscape is best”. I have learned this sentence when I was a primary school student. I planed to visit Chongqing or Sichuan, but I didn’t get the tickets there. And when I search for the tickets, I found the flight to Guilin is really cheap. Then I changed my idea, and went there with my mum to spend my holiday. I have stayed in Gulin for 5 days, and went to Beihai City to continue my holiday.

小学的时候学的课文有介绍桂林山水甲天下,长大这么些年一直都有去桂林旅游的想法,却没有合适的时机,这次原本是打算去四川重庆,不凑巧机票没有买到,恰好桂林的机票特价,就跟我家女王大人同行,从浦东机场飞往桂林,再坐机场大巴到桂林市区入住酒店。到达酒店后上网搜了搜附近的景点,第二天玩了象鼻山,然而天气陡然降温,去商场买长袖衣服,然后夜游两江四湖,第三天去了超美超美的龙脊梯田,第四天乘竹筏漓江,漂去了阳朔,骑行十里画廊,狂风暴雨的夜晚赏印象刘三姐,然后辗转南宁,去了海滨城市北海

中间出了一个小插曲,就是我买的浦东机场的机票,然后我带着我家女王大人理所当然的去了虹桥机场候机,距离飞机离起飞时间还有两小时,打了一个飞的赶过去的终于在起飞前半小时赶上了安检。

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名气挺大的,但是我觉得就是个小公园,挺适合情侣去玩的。

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在桂林到处转悠的时候,遇到一个司机,一路跟着我们,我们明确表示了不用坐他的车,他依旧很热心的给我们介绍桂林景点,告诉我们哪里有桂林小吃米粉,哇,那酸笋的味道真是终身难忘。第一天吃的酸笋田螺,我勉强把田螺吃掉了,第二天吃的米粉,那酸笋问起来虽然臭臭的,味道确实不错,怀着吃货一颗包容的心很开心的吃掉了,但是我刚刚走出店家五十米,居然吐得精光,幸好没有被老板看到。

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(一品鱼家味馆,酒店前台推荐的,真心不错)
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(传说中的酸笋田螺,我一开始以为是田螺臭了,准备找服务员换菜,我家女王大人吃了一口酸笋,说是酸笋自带的味道,我不相信的吃了一口,真心终身难忘,呸呸呸,为什么桂林人喜欢吃这种味道啊啊啊)
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(在司机的协助下找到的螺蛳粉店,我理智的跟店家强调了千万别放酸笋,果然成了我在桂林吃过的最好吃的米粉店)
夜游两江四湖

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那风是嗖嗖的刮啊,站在船头看夜景,冻得我买了一条丝巾,把自己裹成了阿拉伯妇女,只剩两只眼睛。具体的 @herlife 投稿过 @someone 的帖子中有好多美照。

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日月双塔又称金银双塔,是夜游两江四湖的一个绝美夜景观赏地。

龙脊梯田

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坐车大概两个多小时行程,到达龙脊梯田,恍若看到了天梯。

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看到当地的村民养猪养在半山腰上,用柴火大锅烧猪食,溪水流进农舍的石头器皿,一派田园风光。

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催烟袅袅,绝美山水生活画卷。

烟雨漓江

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漓江的水是那样的美,仿佛置身于山水画中。山因水而青翠,水因山而秀美。江面上还有阵阵凉风吹过,前一天去龙脊梯田天气超级好,无奈去漓江的时候淅沥沥的小雨,那气温,冻得我把所有能穿的衣服不管长短都穿在了身上。

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悠闲假期,感受海滨城市的浪漫 Travel with me: Beihai Eating and Travel Guide

世界那么大,我想去看看
四季那么美,我想去欣赏
高山峻峰,浅浅海湾,西环海傍,
真如高晓松这句“生活不止眼前的苟且,还有诗和远方”。
没有攻略,没有计划,没有行程安排,
果断买票,边走边玩,给自己一场说走就走的旅行。

行在北海 Travel in Beihai

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I have traveled to Guilin with my mum,and stayed there for 4 days. But the weather is getting really cold, and we only bring our summer dresses with us. So we went to the shopping center to buy some thick clothes, where we met a traveler from the Beihai city. She said Beihai is much hotter than Guilin, and the sightseeing is better, too. So I bought a ticket heading to Beihai city the other day. But when I arrive there, the weather is also so cool. I have no chance to wear my bikini on the Silver beach.

跟我妈一起从上海飞桂林,在桂林阳朔玩了四五天之后,偶遇一个从涠洲岛过来的旅客,她说,北海比桂林好玩,于是我定了阳朔-南宁-北海的车票,乐颠颠的去了,然而当我到北海的时候就降温了,原本是短袖的季节,顿时冷得裹毛衣,大冷天去海边这种事情估计只有我会做了,到达事先定好的酒店的时候,前台小哥说,是昨天刚刚降温的,不出三四天就会再升温去海边玩很合适,然而三四天之后我已经坐飞机返程了。

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I went to the Silver Beach the first day. It is famous for its long beach, white sand, clean water, and soft waves. Silver Beach has natural attributes, including its length, abundant and gorgeous sunshine, fresh air, and clean water.

北海银滩以“滩长、沙白、水净、浪软”而被称为“中国第一滩”。银滩的白色沙子在阳光下泛出淡淡的银光。

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泰国游记之纵情风月篇

俗话说得好,泰国“三不叫”,一是车不叫,司机开车不按喇叭的;狗不叫,泰国的狗特别多,但是出奇的安静,要么慢悠悠的晃悠,要么淡定的趴着睡觉; 床不叫, 大概是因为没有女人吧。人妖从8,9岁开始打激素,看看这些人妖体态婀娜,凹凸有致,魔鬼般的身材,感觉跟她们比一比,她们才是真的女人,我才是真汉子啊。

After returning back from Thailand for two months, I can only remember a few things about this place now. The first thing is that I had never sound your horn from the drivers. They act like living in the last century, when life was quite slow. The second thing is the dogs never bark. The dogs just lie around all day and don’t even bark when I walk near them. The third thing is the most famous Lady Boy. They looked really pretty and had longer hair, better figure than real women. This country seems full of curvaceous lady boys with celebrity-alike faces.

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(这位兄台的手往哪里放)

These lady boys allow the tourists to touch anywhere of their bodies after payment.

这次泰国游走马观花了蛮多宗教景点玉佛寺、大皇宫等,印象比较深的是声色犬马、纸醉金迷、歌舞升平的风月场所,随处可见人性随心所欲的肆意纵情,真心涨姿势。很多老外下飞机之后会直接“租妻”,体验泰国的“鸡”、“鸭”、“鹅”的文化,所谓“鸡”,就是“jinv”,所谓“鸭”就是“nanji”,而所谓的“鹅”,就是指泰国著名的“renyao”了。 Continue Reading