Category: China

Gardens….Nature’s Hallways

Post in response to – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #147: Gardens In the words of Rudyard Kipling “Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.”  Gardens require planning, execution, labour and nurture. The best examples of this interplay of Sense and Sensibility are Chinese gardens in China or anywhere with Chinese…

Forbidden City…chasing dreams

2020..the year that is/was .. the transformational catalyst of our lives. Shining through the continuous pandemic haze are two milestones (for me)…first the 50th National Day celebrations of Sultanate of Oman and second the 600 th year of an architectural marvel The Forbidden City in Beijing, China. Oman holds a special place in my life,…

SUZHOU….Gossamer Antiquity

Re sharing my China series to remember the country as ‘the unfathomable Orient’. In the present Covid-19 stay-at-home stage scrolling through my China Travel series I realize that that the country has and will remain an enigma. Living in Hong Kong (2008-2016) once-a-week trips across the border to Shenzhen were a must. The reason was…

Beijing- A Contrasting Bouquet of Largeness

A re-visit or virtual travel after gap of eleven years (2009) and Beijing, like rest of China, still remains an enigma. Its latest product, Covid-19 or Corona virus, lives up to the ‘humongous’ attitude of the country…..expandable enterprise. As we, all over the world, battle with inevitable lockdowns, a virtual visit brings back memories of…