Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Picture Collage: Guangdong Province, China, 1983

Guangzhou Street Scenes (Left)
Lake in Guangzhou Park (Below)

Soldiers at Sun Yat-Sen Memorial (above)
Worker at a Silk Factory, Guangzhou (below)

Propaganda Billboard Encouraging Everyone to Build a Strong Country with Socialism

Pandas at Guangzhou Zoo (above)
Old Men at Guangzhou Park (right)

Worker at Jade Factory, Guangzhou
Ram Statue in Guangzhou Park

Temple at Foshan (below)

Farmer at Well in Nanhai Commune between Guangzhou and Foshan

Village at Nanhai Commune

Fields at Nanhai Commune

Demonstration of Two-handed Calligraphy, Foshan, China

Finished Calligraphy Product


Joannalynne said...

wow!...he wrote two different characters simultaneously..one with each hand!?

Teresa said...

Yes, and he wrote them very quickly and beautifully. It is much harder than patting your head with one hand and rubbing your stomach with the other, and certainly much harder than walking while you are chewing gum at the same time. He whipped out a number of papers and sold them to the rich old people in our tour group. We poor starving students only took pictures of the finished product.

Barrie said...

Love the Confucius quote.

Teresa said...

Hi Barrie,

If you like Confucius quotes and have iGoogle as your home page you can get a different quote every day on an iGoogle gadget. I think they're fun, and some of them make a lot of sense.

Anonymous said...

Nice pics. It looks quite different today!

Here are some more modern pictures: http://guangdong-in-pictures.blogspot.tw/