Weekly Photo Challenge ” Vivid”:  My trip to England, Wales and Scotland  #1 The Rows!
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Weekly Photo Challenge ” Vivid”: My trip to England, Wales and Scotland #1 The Rows!

We are now traveling in Europe.  Today I learned something new.  In the Chester City of England,  we saw a number of buildings with a unique architectural design:  ” the Rows”. These are half-timbered buildings with rows of shops in the ground and upper floor built around the 13th century.  The patterns are vivid and sharp … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern (2) – Colorful Transportation in Yunnan – My Yunnan Trip # 13
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern (2) – Colorful Transportation in Yunnan – My Yunnan Trip # 13

This is my second post  in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge – Pattern What are these colorful patterns?  They are patterns on the colorful fabrics which mount the “chairs” for travelers who cannot do the hiking themselves in places like Shangrila’s Tiger Leaping Gorge.  These chairs would be carried by two strong men who would … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge:  From Above #2 –  What is the Duckie?  Why is it a Fad in Hong Kong?
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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above #2 – What is the Duckie? Why is it a Fad in Hong Kong?

This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge – from above I just reblogged another post and thought I could add-on to it.  But WordPress messed up all the pictures and contents when it is reblogged.  I may as well write another post. I am interested in the Duckie because my friends from Hong Kong … Continue reading

Where on earth will you find a TV inside the compartment of a public toilet?  My Yunnan Trp #5
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Where on earth will you find a TV inside the compartment of a public toilet? My Yunnan Trp #5

What is the most challenging experience traveling in China?  Unanimously:  public toilets!   I still remember the most challenging ones were during our trip to the Silk Road in 2006.  This year, when we went to Yunnan, there was no exception.  Everywhere we went, the public toilet is the squatting type (which is better than … Continue reading

Cultural Stewardship: Public Art and the Case of Henry Moore’s Outdoor Sculpture
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Cultural Stewardship: Public Art and the Case of Henry Moore’s Outdoor Sculpture

Originally posted on Chelsea Pierce:
Figure 1. Moore’s Draped Seated Woman. From The Guardian.  A recent article in the Guardian newspaper has raised questions regarding the democratization of art and institutional responsibilities in the stewardship of public cultural patrimony. In regards to public art, it is often difficult to determine who is responsible for its…

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You think you can dance Argentine Tango? Watch this video! My South America Trip #7 – Caminito and La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Wait….who were dancing? Scroll down to the end of the post and you will see! The video I took was posted towards the end of the first video. Caminito and La Boca Caminito (“little walkway” or “little path” in Spanish) is a street museum and a traditional alley, located in La Boca, a neighborhood of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Green – The California Academy of Sciences, the Greenest Museum in the World

This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Green Below is a picture of the   California Academy of Sciences building facing the Music Concourse.  I took this photo from the Tower Observation Deck of the de Young Museum in San Francisco. This picture on the left is a view from the Deck of the Music Concourse … Continue reading