Dec 28 2009

Lincoln Center during the holidays

Dec 28, 2009

Met Opera @ Lincoln Center

The NY City Ballet @ Lincoln Center

The Avery Fisher Hall @ Lincoln Center



Dec 16 2009

Mens doubles?

Two dudes were jamming at Times Square, on 42nd Street at Broadway, in front of a Gap store.

Times Square during Christmas


Dec 10 2009

US Open 2009

June 17 – Last day of practice at Bethpage State Park.

We’ve just arrived at the site and mindlessly walked over to the driving range. There were few pros then suddenly Tiger appeared. Needless to say everyone was excited to see the best in the game was only an inch away from us. I don’t know golf (as of now have no intention of picking up the game) .. was only dragged there by few friends who play.


Dec 10 2009

Yankers

Xaviars on the Hudson X2O in the Yankers, on a beautiful autumn day. More pics here Westchester restaurant


Dec 5 2009

Shandong Tour Guide Scene Exam, 2009

2009年山东导游现场考试:趵突泉英语导游词讲解

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As a garden inside a garden neighboring the park to the west is the quiet scenic Wanzhu Garden (garden of thousands of bamboo trees), which consists of 13 different courtyards on a land area of 12,000 square meters. As a private garden of unique features, there are such well-known gushing springs as Wangshuiquan, Baiyunquan, and Donggaoquan along with rockeries and plants. The construction of the garden took many years from Yuan Dynasty until now. Some of its owners are Yin Shizhan, Prime Minister of the Qing Dynasty, Wang Ping, a poet of the Qing Dynasty and warlord Zhang Huaizhi during the Civil War period. It was officially open to the public in 1984. The Li Kuchan Memorial was set up here in 1986 to store and exhibit masterpieces of this great Chinese painter. As the largest exhibition of Chinese paintings and calligraphy works, there are over 200 paintings and cultural treasures in 18 exhibition halls. Also put on show all year round in the garden are over 200 pieces of ancient furniture and cultural relics of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Following the pattern of the traditional Chinese northern residences of square courtyard with houses on four sides, this garden absorbs characteristics of classic gardens in South China. There are twisting corridors connecting all courtyards surrounded by dotted storied houses, halls, and pavilions. Also boasting as three artistic extremes are the stone, wood and brick carvings in the garden, which is listed into An Illustrated Handbook of Traditional Chinese Folk Residence in 1993. Wanzhu Garden is no doubt a precious cultural relic whether in terms of gardening art or historic cultural treasure

位于公园西邻,环境清幽,景色宜人的园林胜景万竹园是趵突泉公园的园中园,占地18亩,以13个不同院落组成,园内有望水、白云、东高等名泉,是一处独具风格的私人庭园,始建于元朝,明代宰相殷士儋、清朝诗人王苹都曾是此园主人,后军阀张怀芝占据该园,历经数年修建方成今日规模。八四年正式对外开放。八六年著名国画大师李苦禅纪念馆设在园内。十八个展室中共陈列字画、文物200余件,是迄今为止,全国最大的书画纪念馆。园内还长年陈列着200余件明清古家具和文物。万竹园是在北方四合院的基础上,揉合了江南古典园林的特点和风格,曲廊环绕,院院相通,楼、堂、亭、庑参差错落,园内木雕、石雕、砖雕堪称三绝,一九九三年被收入《中国传统民居图集》,无论从园林艺术还是从历史文物来说都是一份极其宝贵的文化遗产。


Dec 3 2009

Street scenes

Kissena Boulevard and Sanford Avenue
Kissena Boulevard and Sanford Avenue

Kissena Boulevard, Main Street and 41st Avenue
Kissena Boulevard, Main Street and 41st Avenue


Dec 3 2009

Flushing

The junction of Kissena Blvd/Main Street and 41 Avenue.

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