In my continued quest for more specific information on the bells we found in Sichuan and for more general information on church bells in China, I’ve been doing some research on the Buckeye Bell Foundry in Cincinnati. Apparantly, the foundry was owned by the E.W. Van Duzen Company, another name that we also found engraved […]
I love these bamboo child carriers we spotted in Sichuan last month. The kid in the basket can either sit or stand.
Everywhere you go in China you see walls and gates; around courtyard homes; around factories; around government buildings; around schools; around university campuses that comprise ten city blocks and house 50,000 people; around high-rise housing estates. It seems that every community in China is a gated community. In an insider/outsider culture such as this, walls […]
The temps are supposed to be in the mid 70's today, so against all local common sense and conventional wisdom, I intend to step into my sandals and hit the streets. Here again, is my sandals theme song (to the tune of the old Sunday School song, "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus:" I have […]
Wednesday (April 4) is Qing Ming Jie, or Grave Sweeping Festival in China. It’s sort of like Memorial Day in the US, but with more religious overtones. On this day, Chinese are supposed to tend to the graves of the ancestors. This is done out of much more than respect, but as a way of […]
When we were staying at the Hongzhu Hotel in Emei last week, I got up early (but not too early) and walked around the small lake that was across the road from the hotel. Thought I’d share with you something I saw.