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an epoct globe look-alike... again, as soon as weather warms, I'm taking night shoots... still COLD!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/world/asia/15quake.html

14 April 10, Wednesday - China time, earthquake taken place in Qinghai Province, Northwest of China, I want to thank those who had contacted me personally to ensure my safety, I truly appreciate your concern… my sincere gratitude. My prayers to the families and people who had lost their lives tis day.

 

Kaifaqu, outskirts of Dalian:

My Chinese guide for Tuesday’s adventure was Rep, he originally chosen a name as Rip, but was told by the school’s Scottish manager that ‘RIP’, rather than compliment to the actor Rip Torn or verb reference, represents death; Rest In Peace.

at the lightrail station
Geez…

 

Tis soft spoken, young man of 24yrs claims he has heavy burden in his life which he carries the weight as though an old man of 60 years. Rep spoken of he is trying to find purpose in his life and don’t have any emotional direction in where to go. During our ride to the train station was discussing in finding personal inner peace and achieving goals.

 

We arrived at Tainjin Street only to learn that I’ve already visited upon my first arrival to City of Dalian. So, trying not to look like tourist although Rep did open a transit map and I nearly swarmed by tourist attraction leeches (“Act as though you don’t understand them,” Rep advised, hmmm, I never thought of that… LOL). He taken 20-30 minutes of deciding what to do, Rep finally suggested we take a tram to Kaifaqu which sounded like a fantastic idea for I wanted to find a stomping ground away from City of Dalian.

 

Upon getting on the tram, I experienced the same shoving and pushing in means of obtaining a seat as if I was boarding a bus.

not sure what tis is...
The ride away from City of Dalian was a sigh of mental relief and I felt light hearted again. With the sun shining and being away from my crammed apartment, I could feel my old self resurface.

 

When we arrived, I was immediately captivated by an usual artistic obstacle as we walked away from the station, but Rep wanted to have lunch first. Therefore, we ate at a small local eatery located downstairs of the station. After we finished, we walked closer and, in truth, I can’t really say what the images depicted, but anything which proves as very unusual to my camera vision I do see as artistic.

 

Saw another Chinese zodiac square, much smaller than the Xinghai Square; it also had the horoscope astrology signs.

 

Tuesday was very beautiful with crisp blue skies, cotton white clouds over the city and rolling ocean waves. When we arrived at the beach, did I mention the COLD winds..? Need I say more? The beach is not that large, but along the shoreline the side wall cliffs were embossed and gigantic sculptures erected were visually telling their brief tales of existence along the stretched sands.

 

Btw, I just learned that my transit bus pass was also a pass for the tram rail… now I know where I’m going on my free time…

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an epoct globe look-alike... again…
an epoct globe look-alike... agai…
at the lightrail station
at the lightrail station
not sure what tis is...
not sure what tis is...
dragon overlooking city
dragon overlooking city
my chinese zodiac sign
my chinese zodiac sign
just looked interesting combinatio…
just looked interesting combinati…
tis upstructed at roundabout
tis upstructed at roundabout
downward entrance to beach
downward entrance to beach
loss for words...
loss for words...
story wall of tales
story wall of tales
sunbathing nearby city
sunbathing nearby city
rolling ocean swells
rolling ocean swells
dinos on parade
dinos on parade
old man and the sea
old man and the sea
set sail
set sail
in search for better horizons
in search for better horizons
Rep explained these locals were in…
Rep explained these locals were i…
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