Pix from Xiamen and Shanghai (MA’s pix)

little one enjoying the Xiamen beach
little one enjoying the Xiamen beach
student nuns in Shanghai at the temple, on their way to service
student nuns in Shanghai at the temple, on their way to service
a monk at the service takes a quick call
a monk at the service takes a quick call
we were not permitted into the temple but we could take pix from the area outside the temple; this is a picture of the nun students at the prayer service
we were not permitted into the temple but we could take pix from the area outside the temple; this is a picture of the nun students at the prayer service
and now a student takes a call during the service....
and now a student takes a call during the service….
interior courtyard of the temple; note the clay roof tiles and the high rise buildings in the background - this temple is surrounded by buildings and construction
interior courtyard of the temple; note the clay roof tiles and the high rise buildings in the background – this temple is surrounded by buildings and construction
a garden tucked into the temple's free space
a garden tucked into the temple’s free space
a floral wall along part of the Bund (the Shanghai embankment on the Huangpu River)
a floral wall along part of the Bund (the Shanghai embankment on the Huangpu River)
flowers on a busy Shanghai street
flowers on a busy Shanghai street
part of a jade sculpture at the Arts and Crafts Research Institute
part of a jade sculpture at the Arts and Crafts Research Institute in Shanghai
a large jade sculpture of a town, from the Arts and Crafts Research Institute in Shanghai
a large jade sculpture of a town, from the Arts and Crafts Research Institute in Shanghai
detail from the large sculpture in the last picture
detail from the large sculpture in the last picture