Step by step, higher and higher

It's the New Year vacation period of Chinese lunar calendar. Best wishes for you, for me, and the ones we love. ‘Step by step, higher and higher’, as a Chinese saying.


A Great Adventure to 2009

Annual sunflower festival began in the middle of last month. I had taken quite a lot of pictures on last festival, besides of improving the photography skills, I wonder if I could have some new ideas this year? Accidentally I saw the beautiful, red ladybug among the flowers, while chasing her, somehow I seem to find some ways of taking pictures this year. Yet the festival is going to end, and a lunar calendar new year is about to come in a few days, right at this point of sending back the old year and greeting for a new one, I hope that next year will be a ‘Great Adventure’ , as the title of a popular song by Cheer Chen.

PS: I’ll post the pictures of sunflowers in the coming blog when the festival end.


A brick kiln

This brick kiln located at Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. It founded in 1895, and stopped manufacturing bricks for many years. In December, 2003 the brick kiln had been registered as a nation-defined monument, start to be restored, and now had been accomplished mostly. In November, last year the government of Kaohsiung City raised '2008 Kaohsiung Steel and Iron Sculpture Festival' on this kiln, so the kiln opened to the public for visiting, after the festival the kiln closed again. Once before the brick kiln restored I went to the kiln for taking some flowers pictures, I met a middle age gentleman, he was so kind to tell me that his granddad had work for the kiln, there were three big chimneys then, don't know why one was crashed down. At that time, after the bricks had been made they used bull cart or small boat to transport. At colonized age how the Japanese manage the kiln … and so on. Besides he told his son to take some pictures quickly, something may be different after the restored. Actually I’m not grown up in Kaohsiung, so the photos below were taken after the kiln was restored, I wonder if I had presented the past glory of the kiln well.