Monthly Archives: May 2013

upland flowers

I wonder about Tibet.  I am never likely to go there; altitude sickness, I’d be certain to get it.  I wonder about the flowers.  It must be so cold and they must have such a short but dazzling season. Maybe … Continue reading

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granma’s kang

I mentioned this in my last post (still life) .  This is stilled life.  Sad I found this room. It would have once been buzzing with life, probably the domestic focal point of the pawn broker’s substantial house and family. … Continue reading

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still life

This is an arrangement in the shop at the moment.  It has a domesticity about it that is quite different from what I imagine was the domesticity of Chinese houses.  Just starting to get my head around it.  I have … Continue reading

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cultural issues

Interesting, perplexing even.  When I was struggling, originally, to name this image for the purpose of storing it in the photo gallery, I came up with ‘country house coffer’.  I really disliked the notion but nothing better presented itself to … Continue reading

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new life unfolds

Oh, my goodness, I look and see that I haven’t posted anything for 9 days ! Shame ! I am here, there, and no where ! Busy lugging furniture if truth be told.  All done now, don’t desert us,  blogs … Continue reading

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atmosphere

Not a great photo but its good for the wall colour, the lights, and the chairs I think.  Old Chinese chairs around a table have great soul.  And, they’re very comfortable !  We have a lot of dining tables coming … Continue reading

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structural

This probably has all the elements of a properly structured Chinese courtyard.  It is a touch rigid for me but I like all the elements individually – the  doorway, the longer view, the lanterns, the pots, the roof-lines.  I would … Continue reading

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courtyard re-made

The people who now own the derelict pawn broker’s residence also own this and it was once in the same state. Now it’s been made-over and you can see it’s another world, for entirely different people.  Is that good?  Who … Continue reading

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the flowering plum courtyard

We saw this derelict courtyard in China recently but in the middle of it was this plum tree which I am certain would be magnificently in flower by now, late into spring as it is. What was also touching about this … Continue reading

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