Photography

Snippets from the Chinese Culture

In the olden days many  Chinese houses use to have  Door Guards like the one in the picture above to protect their house from evil spirits which may be wandering around.   The lanterns which hang outside the house indicate which family is residing within the house. The lantern above shows the family name “Chen/Chan” …

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Stone Statues

It is really interesting to see stone statues by the roadside. We saw many while touring Jeju island, South Korea in June. The above statue was found in many places on the island. It is the God of Protection and Fertility and many newly wed couples can be seen stroking the nose  for a boy …

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Travel

Cheonjeyeon Falls Jeju Island

Cheonjeyeon Falls is a three tier waterfall located on Jeju island. It is located next to the Botanic Garden in the Seogwipo Tourist area. Cheonjeyeon Falls (천제연폭포), named ‘The pond of God’, consists of 3 parts. Around the falls, a variety of plant life thrives, such as the rare ‘solipnan’ reeds. To the east, there …

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