Guizhou

Hongfu temple, Guiyang

Hongfu temple, Guiyang

Life in Guiyang was made tolerable because of the proximity of Qianling park.  This vast expanse of countryside included Qianling Shan, a large lake, small villages, enough for several hours of walking and climbing each week without ever taking the same route twice.  Fresh air and quiet offered a distinct change from the city. Within […]


Ancestors (2)

Ancestors (2)

A quiet moment at the graveside of ancestors.  This picture was taken during Spring Festival in XinYi, Guizhou. This weekend each year families will again tend the tombs of ancestors  for QingMing (tomb sweeping) festival.


Ancestors (1)

Ancestors (1)

These pictures were taken in XinYi, not during QingMing (Tomb Sweeping) but at Spring Festival 2004.  Here, younger members of the extended family hold firecrackers at arms length to ward off evil spirits.


On the streets of Guiyang

On the streets of Guiyang

Huang Guoshu – Anshun

Huang Guoshu - Anshun

Reputedly the largest waterfall in China. Huang Guoshu is four hours drive from Guiyang and the nearest town is Anshun which itself has a top class dog restaurant.  Related video here.