Wednesday, March 28, 2007

More Sights and stories






























This last trip to China was very compressed-- business trips are like that, I'm told. We did lots of work, and a good deal of sight-seeing, butI didn't have much time to blog while I was there. I have a lot more pictures to post and stories to tell. On teaching trips, I often spend an hour or two a day writing and/or playing around with the blog-- more than I do at home. I think that's because I'm always a bit isolated when I'm over there. Maybe if I did something else for a living, I couldn't justify taking so much time from my day for something I enjoy as much as writing. But an academic is SUPPOSED to write, and blogging is lots of fun, since you don't have to follow the conventions of an academic journal.



Above: The Great Wall of China. Jack Rhoton thought I ought to post a picture of this extraordinary structure on its own.

Below: Dr. Knight stands before a temple at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

6 comments:

JR's Thumbprints said...

Wow! The Great Wall of China. It sure beats looking at the gun towers and concertina wire around the perimeter where I work. I'm totally envious and in dire need of a vacation.

Josie said...

Gorgeous pictures. That's one part of the world I have always wanted to see.

Lucky you!

Josie

nbta said...

One of my favorite writers was from China. His name was Watchman Nee. In some of his writings he would explain the culture and I would imagine myself within the context...I hope one day I will be able to see the sites that you have posted! What an incredible history and fascinating place. Thanks for sharing with us!

Mysteries of The Orient said...

This one is actually at the Temple of Heaven, not the Forbidden City. It's easy to get them mixed up, though, as they're close to one another in proximity.

quig said...

Roz, Does Hal make you call him Dr.? Peace, john

Ruth said...

I want to go there in the worst way. There is just somrthing about China that draws you there. So mysterious.

What does tomorrow mean? It is 5:30 pm here, but at home it’s 5:00 in the morning. I leave Weihai tomorrow and make a stop in Beijing. ...