Archive for the ‘Art / 艺术’ Category
Each class was asked to pick a famous international tourist destination and to design, plan, build a miniature model of the landmark. The materials used for the actual model had to be recycled and the landmark recognisable. Bellow are pictures of the participants and event which was held at Jiangxi University of Science and Technology Located in Ganzhou City.
Wednesday Class 1:
Wednesday Class 2:
Wednesday Class 3:
Thursday Class 4:
Friday Class 1:
Bellow are the pictures from all the classes that took part in this Competition.
On our second day in Manila we woke up early and made our way to the walled city of Intramuros (meaning: within the walls) which is one of the oldest, historical and protected parts of Manila, It was at one point home to the Spanish government during the Spanish colonial period. Outside the wall was known as extramuros (meaning: outside the walls). Arriving there one of the very first places we saw was the very impressive Manila cathedral after which we headed directly to the walled city to see the gate of Fort Santiago which had gone through a lot of reconstructed after nearly being completely destroyed in World War II. There’s a museum which was home to a Spanish governing officer, the old theatre and guard post towards the end near the river. Thought it is worth visiting, I suggest that you only go if you are really interested in colonial history, an architecture enthusiast or if you have some extra time/or a day to spare and like walking. The place is vast and tiring, you can hire a horse and carriage or go for the White Knight Electric Chariot Tours. My friend and I walked and explored both the inner and outer walled area, there are some great restaurants and museums dotted around. At one point I even ended up skating with some local kids and in a wedding inside San Agustin Church.
As a foreigner planning something in China is a little like putting together a scientific experiment in a lab. You never know how it’s going to turn out and just when you think everything is going well, it can all go bad.
With John’s birthday coming up I wanted everything planned to perfection not just because it was another birthday spent away from family and friends but also because I have a tendency to go nuts when things go wrong. So for both our sakes planning was essential. I had spent about a week putting everything together so that there would be a bit of traveling, sightseeing, history and of course the all important birthday surprise dinner.
On the morning of Friday 28th December, I attended the grand opening of local artist Feng Xiao’s exhibition.