Gateway to Your Heritage

I ❤ #China!  Driving down the street, ran across this gorgeous old #gate.  So beautiful!

Door to the Past

There were a few hundred of these lovely doors (each painted a different way on top). The middle class and nicer neighborhoods in town are still in the old kinda #Traditional style with a big front Door to the courtyard and small rooms for the Family off the center. Very Awesome!  And Beautiful artwork!

Whistling Through the Vines

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Gongyi is home to the Kang Family Mansion – a Ming Dynasty mansion still preserved centuries later. Also called the KangBaiWan Mansion 河南巩义康百万庄园. It is #10 on China’s list of famous mansions!  A truly beautiful place filled with all sorts of ancient buildings and gardens. At one time, he was apparently the wealthiest businessman in China. The family was famous be being good and virtuous, so much so that the emperor wrote them a poem just for them after 8 generations of wise and honorable leaders in a row.  Wish I could have met them!

Sunrise, Sunset

Sunset

No filters or anything! I was playing with the autofocus / speed of shutter and trying to see how clicking in before autofocus adjusted would modify the image.  I got some amazing pictures of the sunset out of it!

 

Cooking Spree!

Lol, I went on a cooking spree today (see my post on DeceptivelyBlonde) and ended up decorating cookies.  I wanted to practice my different lenses on the camera, and the sprinkles/icing color changes made the colors really stand out with different lenses.  I especially like the red and black version!

Clowns!

clownsWent to the Red Cross festival/event in Seoul Today. Awesome time wading in the water, taking photos with kids, and roaming about. 🙂

Rose

Roses

Love this picture. Snapped it tonight while heading to dinner 😛