Suzhou – a Which Way Challenge

6.24.19 WWC canal in Suzhou

A canal in Suzhou, China

Suzhou was once at the center of the Chineses silk trade. Today, it is much more celebrated for it’s art, delicate gardens, thousand year old temples, and of course romantic water towns and canals. It is these that have earned it the name “Venice of the East.” A thoroughly charming city all modernized but still holding on to it’s 2,500 years of history and architecture.

And a plus, a traditional gondolier song by what may well be one of the finest voices of our age.

For the Which Way Challenge brought to us by sonofabeach96

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Xiamen Wonder – a Which Way Challenge

6.11.9 WWC sidewalk Xiamen

A sidewalk in Xiamen, China at dusk in the fall, a wonder of beauty and calm

If I live to see the seven wonders
I’ll make a path to the rainbow’s end
I’ll never live to match the beauty again
The rainbow’s end

For the Which Way Challenge brought to us by sonofabeach96

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Wide Eyed Wandings – Larnach Castle, Dunedin, NZ

Larnach 1

While enjoying our stay at Broad Bay, NZ, we took a trip to one of the Otaga Penninsula’s premier tourist attractions, Larnach Castle.

The property is not actually a Castle but rather a lavishly built private home built 1871 by William Larnach, merchant baron and politician. It took more than 200 workmen three years to build the Castle shell and master European craftsmen spent a further 12 years embellishing the interior. Larnach spared no expense on his dream home, which features the finest materials from around the world.1 Continue reading “Wide Eyed Wandings – Larnach Castle, Dunedin, NZ”

Concrete Design

2.21.19 FPF

Concrete Design

The aged white settler
skin dyed rough brown
surviving on earliest farmland
produced his great masterpiece
with ancestral fascination
but today concrete design
built occupation’s cold future

For Found Poetry February day 21, a little poem from a magnetic word board found at the Wellington Museum. The museum is a delightful little trip through space and time. Click here to find out more.

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP