Nov 19 2010

Kunming, Yunnan, 1977

1977.05.01 西山龙门下侧 IMG_8924..
上台阶,石坊迎客,额“峻极云霄”,两侧“凝岚”、“叠翠”.
This was a very special trip: it’s the only time I’ve lived with my Dad under the same roof for more than a few days. Most photos have me in it, this was due to the rare commodity – the camera – we borrowed from someone. Film and prints were costly, in term of the salary.

The time was odd:  during a school semester.


Nov 19 2010

Dian Chi Lake 滇池

May 1, 1977

Or Kunming Pond 昆明湖 in Kunming 昆明, Yunnan Province is a plateau lake with beautiful scenery. The lake is 40 by 8 kilometers and is 1,886 meters above sea level. The Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace in Beijing it’s indeed the model after it.

Climbing the Long men 龙门, one of the scenery around the lake.

I looked miserable because I was forced to go to Kunming, to live with my Dad for the first time. It turned out to be the only time we ever lived together and was a terrible experience.