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Hong Kong Park 0

Parks in the Central Business Districts

Almost every major urban center in the world has a park or two right smack dab in the middle of its most crowded and expensive business district. We might wonder why that is, when this property is so valuable.   And even more perplexing might be the regularity with which this is the case? Is it a basic human need, or is it a recurring accident, part of the human habit?   We could do our research, make a survey of just this, which would be the academically historically and scientifically accurate way to know the answer. Bad luck for me, there was no hard research available, but there were websites for encyclopedias, dictionaries and a couple of park departments. It still leaves us guessing, so that work lies ahead.   What we don’t need to work too hard at, is enjoying the break from the busy sidewalks and the closed in feeling of buildings. Except for really bad weather, being out in the open space just feels great. If there is a natural element, it’s that much nicer, and if it has a cultural aspect or two, I’ll look forward to every visit!  ...

付艳晖 0

A poem about missing you

          月夜寄思             付艳晖      月缺月圆无停歇,      春去春来不言别。      情深意切当相属,...

pisa tower drafting 0

Pisa’s Tower leans into legendary status

The Leaning Tower of Pisa was started in 1174 as the bell tower of the Cathedral.  Building was not completed for about two hundred...

Sydney Opera House roof detail 0

Sydney Opera House in detail

The roofs of the Sydney Opera House have a skin that’s as unique as their distinctive shape.  The shell-shaped spaces in the...

Golden Gate Bridge visit 0

The Golden Bridge to fortune

The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco Bay is famous for being the ‘bridge to golden fortune’.  Built in 1937, at the...

Mutianyu Guard Tower 0

The Great Wall at Mutianyu

In China people say that one is not yet a full adult until they have been to the Great Wall.  Here is a guard tower near Mutianyu.  It’s a two hour (ish) bus ride North from Beijing.

Prof Jia jiaguwen 0

Ancient writing carries on today

Oracle bone writing was the beginning of Chinese character writing, which continues to this day.  Known in Chinese as 甲骨文 (Jia Gu Wen), such writing dates...

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The Sporting heart of Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo has been making sporting cars since the dawn of the automotive age.  The stylish presence of these machines has always...

Veronese negro boy 0

Renaissance drawing

Paul Veronnese was an Italian renaissance painter of much reknown.  His many well known paintings show spectacular groups of people in active...

Spelling Bee Champs! 0

Languages are cultural

Spelling bee champs work hard to succeed with English, whether it’s their native language or not.  Kudos to these kids who were...

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