within city limits
My friends know: I’m a lazy pig.
But I left my hotel this morning:
My friend who works for a local news station was going to shoot a tiny feature about me.
So we went around and I did what I do: walking and taking pictures and asking for the way.
We also tried to figure out the mysterious “molehill” with a couple of friends:
They say it might be a mountain.
I say I’ll go check it out then.
Well, I didn’t get too far today. Basically only moved within the city limits.
There’s a place in the south part of town that’s called Yao Temple 尧庙:
This is a huge complex originally built during the Tang-dynasty, although most of what can be seen today is either from later dynasties or has been completely rebuilt a couple of years ago.
It’s all dedicated to the mythical Emperor Yao 尧帝:
…one of the five legendary forefathers of Chinese civilization.
Another one of those five is Fuxi – faces and the birth of man), by the way.
The whole site is still surprisingly large today.
It used to be at least three times as big, though.
Running around with my friend, I had some fun putting up my tripod here and there in the blistering cold and taking night shots of things:
A gate (built only a few years ago).
For this one, some friendly dudes agreed to backlight the tree with the headlights of their truck:
It’s still snowing, by the way.
I’ll put the gaiters back on tomorrow.
And get back on the highway.
I'm bianbin. I saw my photo in your website.I am very happy.
Best wishes for you!
Have a good trip!
der baum hat fotocom-gallerie-potenzial 😀
ich hab mir das bild nochmal angeschaut und ich finde jetzt, dass das aussieht wie ein wald oder ein tal, dass von bergen umgeben ist – wie "in einem land vor unserer zeit", erinnerst du dich an den trickfilm? also wenn du littlefoot und co triffst, mach wieder so ein cooles video!
I like the tree with dim light, one hundred percent!!!
卞彬: I'll tell you about the molehill when I get there, buddy. You hang in there!
Rubi: Soll ich mal versuchen?
Becci: Haha, ich gucke mal, was ich finde. Die meisten Leute sagen, es müsste ein einsamer Berg sein. Wie eine Warze auf dem Land.
David lee: Thanks chief! And thanks to the guys with the car.