So, we are at Jade Dragon Snow Moutain... and this is not the only place in China where one can find a situation when too much information is actually... too much. Like using every part of the animal, this is using technology to ensure throughput is at its maximum...
Old world moment at the State Hotel in Hangzhou... versus new moment when this robot escorted us to our room. Chatted away as we walked...
Pigface in Aust is generally used to describe a succulent like plant. Carrefour Supermarket in Shanghai provide new meaning. From the food section...
In China, the world of IKEA is a little different. On hot days the locals flock to the cool environment of the Swedish retail giant and have no problem in taking up every opportunity to sample the goods in a way that may not happen elsewhere in the world... one woman is on her phone, the other sleeping.
It is a cracker... but would have thought that it was a celebration worth more than a bowl of borscht... perhaps there was a tipple of something as well. But hey, times were tough.
This is a visible thinking strategy SEE THINK WONDER moment.... I have not been able to verify this image as yet, but I like to think that this is a true...
..but I can't help but feel like the seal would have been a little more fancy. I see its what appears to be a tomb door, I think that hieroglyphics appear genuine and fit the picture. At 3245 years old I wonder why haven't we been duplicating the properties of the jute that forms the seal. I also wonder... so why that style of lacing and knots.
In the nearly 2 years we have been in Beijing, the smog situation has changed for the better quite dramatically. In fact with the bricking of Beijing which involves the removal of illegal shops, the look and feel is changing on many levels. President Xi has led the charge in shutting down pollution spewing factories and the move to natural gas rather than coal fired heating has also been a winner in the smog stakes.
This picture is from late 2016 and during one of the many many clear days in the Jing, I snapped this capture of a small section of the ring of hills that surround Beijing. It is the hills that trap the smog. A northerly wind of kmh or more does mean clear skies.
Every year-round May in Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne Australia there is a migration that many miss... nay most people miss. Millions of Melburnians are unaware of the phenomenon that is the Spider Crab Migration. Its an awesome sight. I snapped this with my trusty Go-Pro. the Spider Crabs march across the bay and end up at the Rye Pier (usually) I failed to snap the stacking that occurs where the crabs who are moulting in fact, haystack up 10 or 15 high. But I love this shot all the same.
hyphen31 (Don Collins) has been playing with technology since the days of the Apple+. On the web well before www. he continues to savour the richness of the webiverse in small bytes. He finally leapt from the couch and created this own domain & website forsaking all earlier incarnations...