Daily Archives: January 10, 2013


Terry took all of these photos in the Shanghai Museum when we were there with Ken over Christmas. This first set were of articles which date back to the Iron Age.






Look very closely at the next one. It the same on the back and sides (it was about 4″ thick) as the front – all individually carve Buddhas. An amazing amount and piece of work.


Chinese hieroglyphics anyone?



This is an example of ethnic dress in China – a striking resemblance to some North and South American Aboriginal dress.


Finally, this just blew Terry away. It is a jacket (and there are pants as well) made out of salmon. Amazing. I’m going to take the photo to the Fabric market the next time we go…

Salmon jacket

For more photos from the museum, check out our Flickr site. (Click on Geoff’s Photostream, then Sets)

From the Frivolous to the…

It is kind of a quiet day around here, (I am feeling a little melancholic about the Brian Burke firing), so I have been playing around with Adobe Photoshop. The first photo is one of two license plates. The upper one is the standard Chinese license plate – the symbol on the left is for Jiaxing and then just the numbers. The lower one is quite unique – I guess it is the Chinese version of a personalized plate. It was on the front and the back of the Porsche.

License Plates

This next set is from the building which houses Krabi Restaurant. I guess they are doing some renovations on the fourth floor of the building. The upper photo is about 1/3 of what the eventual pile became while the lower photo is one of the THREE women who brought out all the debris via their wheelbarrows. While some may decry the lack of relationship egalitarianism in North America, I say more power to the older women of China!


Now for some insight into where we are getting our food. Since the weather has turned colder, the common fly has disappeared. Thus we are pushing the boundaries of where we get our meat and fish. We have tried pork (Monday), lamb (last night – check out the hoof) and tonight it will be fish from the market where we get our fabulous vegetables (never thought I would write those words sequentially). Must say that the fish was fresh – it was still jumping around when she was gutting it.


Our last photo comes courtesy of Terry. She was on the bus to the train station and saw the yellow sign in the background – it says “Princess Greedy” – good name for a store, don’t you think. Anyway, when she saw the photo she was quite disappointed in how it turned out – until she realized what the woman in the car was doing and then she howled with laughter. Yes, she really is. Caught, for all time. Now if we only knew who she was…

Nose Job

Normally, I would stay until next time, but I am about to share some more photos with you.