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Mount Lao, The Most Visited Mountain in East Coast of China

Peak of Laoshan or Lao Mountain in Shandong, China. Pagoda en la cima de la Montaña Laoshan.

Laoshan Mountain or Mount Lao (Shan means mountain) is a the most visited mountain in the east coast of China. Its rocks are shaped by ancient glaciers and it is one of the places that gave birth to Taoism. On the road up to the entrance of the mountain you can see some sculptures and small religious buildings related to this. Unfortunately because of the time that day, the people who came with me and I couldn’t go and take

Common Days in Images

Starfish in China

To talk about common days in China is to talk about something new and different. Every day you can discover new things. For the Chinese people these things may be ordinary and just part of their daily routines. In this post I share some images I took here in China in 2011. Click on a picture to see it, once opened use the arrow keys on your keyboard to browse back and forward. If the captions are not fully disclosed,

Short Visit to a Buddhist Temple in Qingdao, China

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Here is my visit to a Buddhist temple in Qingdao, China. It is the Zhanshan Temple located in the east side of the Qingdao Zhongshan Park, in the Shinan District. There were several people, but I didn’t see any Westerner. I also believe I was the only one with a camera (except for the ones built-in in cellphones), thus I first hesitated to take pictures. I didn’t know if I could take pictures or not. So I first took one here and there and gradually increasing my number of shots. People seemed very focused on what they were doing.

Wind, People, and… Action!

May Fourth Square, Chinese girl with an umbrella in Qingdao, Shandong, China.

The May Fourth Square with its May Wind sculpture in front of the beach in Qingdao is a major highlight in the city. The square is located between building complexes east and west, at the north is the city office and at the south the ocean. Click on any image to enlarge. The main square and surroundings seem to be always surrounded by kites and no without reason because the wind is its more frequent visitor. Enjoy the pictures.

Pavilion on the Ocean

Qingdao, Shandong, China

About 125 miles (200 km) from Changle, the small county I live in, there is coastal city called Qingdao, which has become one of my top places in the world to live in for longer periods. Qingdao has some German influence in her architecture due to previous occupation (I’ll share pictures of it in the next coming posts). Today the city is changing very rapidly. The coast and some kilometers inland are strongly marked by her growing economy. There are wide and