Tuesday, August 3, 2010

C is for colorful Chinese culture

Well, China. I lived in Tianjin, China for a year. I studied at Nankai University as a general scholar.

So, here are some of the pictures from my travels.

Let's start with the food. A local market.

Some of the street food which was not very good-looking, but tasty!

Boiled vegetables in a sauce. Very very delicious. Cabbage, Chinese mushrooms, peppers, meat (or vegetable) balls.

Caramelized fruit on a stick (haw?). We don't have such in Macedonia, so I never knew what it really was. Too sweet for me!

A souvenir shop. Tianjin is famous for its clay figurines.

Great wall, Beijing. Stairs, stairs, stairs. And a breathtaking view over! I climbed up that tower.

Chinese New Year decorations.
A play on words:
In Chinese, saying Fu dao le means "luck or fortune has arrived". But the word "dao" can also imply to fall down or turn upside-down. So, literally turning the character 福, fu, upside-down is a play on words implying fortune has arrived. Interesting, huh?

A gray winter afternoon on the Tiananmen square, Beijing.

A western-style bridge in Tianjin.

Shaolin Temple. And me doing a bad kung-fu. Lol..:)

Xi'an , terracotta warriors.

A temple in Inner Mongolia, China.

Drinking baijiu, Chinese traditional alcoholic drink, literally white liquor. Extremely strong. Didn't like it, frankly.

A Mongolian traditionally dressed singer in yurts, a Mongolian tents. This is Inner Mongolia, the autonomous region in China.

I'm joining ABC Wednesday

Have a COLORful day!


Gramma Ann said...

That was quite interesting seen through the camera lens. Very informative and enjoyable pictures and words. Great choice for the "C" post today.

☺lani☺ said...

The bridge looks like Alexandre III in Paris. Thanks for touring us in China.

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, Dani--I could spend a long long time looking over these places you've been--what an adventure! Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures with us!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Thanks for your visit and comment

Beautiful series the photos from the wall and the bridge are stunning

Regards, Bram

photowannabe said...

I would have love to see the Terra Cota soldiers in person. What an amazing thing.
Bravo on climbing all those stairs and the walk on the Great Wall.

Anonymous said...

Makes one glad to know that you have the chance to live all this, and soon again. Thank you for the effort for taking us at this journey. Great photography. Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures, Dani! So colorful and interesting. Love the Great Wall! Great post for the C Day! Enjoy the rest of your week!


Roger Owen Green said...

great series of shots. tho i thought the food looked just fine!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Cheryl said...

Your photos are terrific ~ the color, the feelings they evoke, and the haunting reminders of past days.

Never wanted to climb those steps but the wall is magnificent. So is the view.

Wanda said...

What a wonderful tour of China. You made me feel I was there, and yes, I could smell the wonderful aroma of the food.

Julie said...

Gave me a giggle to see the pose of the Macedonian warrior!! Hey-uppp!! One of these days I might just climb those stairs up to that little tower ... so long as there is no time limit!!

joo said...

Wonderful series - it's such a fascinating culture! My favourite are local market shots!

Mara said...

I want to go to China now and see all of that for myself. Beautiful photos.

Leo said...

beautiful photos :) felt like i was in china from my chair! :)

EG Wow said...

Wonderful photos, Dani! What a wonderful experience you had and will have again!

Tumblewords: said...

A pleasing selection of photographs. Interesting facts - the food does look delightful while the baijiu looks like water. :)

Evelyn said...

Nice photos - would love to see inner mongolia. I love the food a lot.

Anna said...

'China' is a perfect C- word.What an interesting journey through China with you! So many of the places that I have read about. And you are there! What an adventure!
Thank you for sharing!
Best wishes,
Anna's C-word

Anonymous said...

That was a great post! I am fascinated with where that Great Wall goes.

Eden said...

This is the place that I love to visit one day. Great photos and the foods look good.

Slugyard said...

Great photos! I'd like to make it there someday.

Ana said...

Пазарчено многу ми се свиѓа, ама street food-oв дефинитивно не е за мене :Р верувам дека е tasty, ама некои работи е дефинитивно боље да не гледаш како ги спремаат :))))