Daily Archives: April 1, 2016

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