Mythic Fall, A Moment Gone

A Moment Gone

by Tsangyang Gyatso

A moment gone, hoisting the wind-horse banners

but not to beg good fortune . . . only to welcome your return.

A day gone, raising the sacred boulder pile

but not to accumulate virtue . . . only to cast a stone in your heart’s pool.

A month gone, setting all the prayer wheels turning

but not to achieve transcendance . . . only to brush your finger tips.

A year gone, prone in the dust of the mountain road

but not to make obeisance . . . only to press into your warmth.

A lifetime gone . . . turning and turning, mountains, rivers, stupas

but not to seek rebirth . . . only to meet you along the way.

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To the people of Yunnan, Tsangyang Gyatso is their great god. However, in my eyes, he is a romantic poet. (By the way, the poem is originally written in Chinese. I translated this poem into the English version. Hope you guys like it. ) In my last post, I mentioned the three kind women. But I haven’t share the rest of my photos with my dear readers.

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These photos are taken when we got the Mythic Fall. The mountain we climbed is called Meili Snow Mountain. To the local people, the mountain is absolutely holy and pure. In the poem, the poet mentioned about “the sacred boulder pile”.

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In fact, we can see countless scared boulder piles on our way to the holy Mythic Fall. The old grandma told me that, the boulder piles is the place where dead people’s soul can live in. For this reason, local people are very respect to these stone piles.

It was a long journey. I clearly remember that, I was totally exhausted when I was near the destination. However, when I actually saw the Mythic Fall, all my tiredness was gone away. The fall was so amazing!

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yunnan,travel,waterfall

 

 

The Unforgettable Journey In Mythic Fall

After having a cozy weekends, I decide to share my experience in Yunnan which happened a few weeks ago. Last Sunday afternoon, when I watched the photos I took in Yunnan, all the details of the journey freshly showed up in my mind. What impressed me most is the trip to Mythic Falls, a heaven-like place.

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The story started with three old local women. I guess three of them are older than 60 years old. I and my companies met the three women on the way to Mythic Falls. They were very healthy. Kind is the impression they left to me.

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Yunnan,travel

Sometimes, they were left behind by us, but sometimes, they were ahead before us. Every time when we met together on the thin mountain road, they returned kindly smiles to us. We barely spoke to each other on the way to the fall because of the barrier of language. We couldn’t under stand their dialect. However, the smile erased the differences between us and the old women.

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Yunnan,travel

We shared the same destination with the three old ladies, Mythic Fall. However, we had different purpose. We visited the fall for astonishing scenery. The old grandmas were coming to worship the holy Gods of the mountain. For this reason, their footsteps were much stable and fast than us.

Even until now, every time I recall the faces and shadows of three women, I still can’t help to admiring them.

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It’s Friday!

It’s Friday! The happy weekends are waiting for you. After five day’s hard work, it’s time for you to consider how to relax yourself.

Sometimes, you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be. Recently, I’ve been quite busy. A lot of things are waiting for me to deal with. When I am under pressure, I choose to have a short trip to relax myself. So I invite some friends and drove the car to fishing near the city.

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Jinding Lake is our destination. The truth is, it is not a lake but a reservoir. As it is quite large, the local people call this reservoir the “lake”.

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Many city men, like me and my friends, drove cars to the Jinding Lake for fishing. It doesn’t matter whether you can catch the fish or not. This is an opportunity for busy city people to slow down the path of their life.

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Because it is Friday, there are less people than the weekends. But lucky me! I don’t like the big crowd of people. I am here for the scenery not for people.

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I spent the whole afternoon at the Jinding Lake. It was already 6 p.m. when I realized. The sun was still bright. So I took out my camera and record down the fabulous sunset.

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Slowly, the nightfall is approaching. The sky became red and orange. The lake was painted on orange color by the sunset. The surface of the lake was so sparking that I can barely open my eyes.

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Rainy night, fabulous Hong Kong (2)

No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each morning and be thankful that you still have one. Good morning everyone! Today I will post the rest photos of the Hong Kong rainy night. Do you like my photos? J

Vitoria Harbor

Hong Kong’s tourism is very prosperous; it has many famous tourist attractions. For example, Vitoria Harbor is long famous for its night views. You can take a ferry to enjoy the view.

 

Vitoria Harbor

Vitoria Harbor

Like I said before. When I arrived at the top of Taiping Mountain, the whole view of Hong Kong was in my eyes. From any angle, Vitoria Harbor is fascinating, just like a fairy with heavy make ups.

Vitoria Harbor

Vitoria Harbor

 

The night of Vitoria Harbor is lively. Buildings standing on the banks of Vitoria Harbor lighted up the city. I was like an observer watching a piece of fantastic and colorful drawing.

Vitoria Harbor

Rainy night, fabulous Hong Kong (1)

Although it is rainy outside and it’s getting dark, I don’t care. Because I want to record down the images of a rainy Hong Kong. So I grab my camera and the rest equipments to the top of Taiping Mountain.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s tourism is very prosperous, it has many famous tourist attractions. For example, Vitoria Harbor is long famous for its night views. You can take a ferry to enjoy the view.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

When I arrived at the top of Taiping Mountain, the whole view of Hong Kong was in my eyes. From any angle, Vitoria Harbor is fascinating, just like a fairy with heavy make ups.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Days when I was in Lhasa

To me, Lhasa is one of the most purity places in the world. I was totally shock on my first sight of the blue sky of Lhasa.

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I never see such a fascinating sky ever before. The sky of Lhasa is so blue and pure that making my heart purified.

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Lhasa, which means “Land of the Gods”, is the heart of Tibet. There are three main hills of Lhasa represent the “Three Protectors of Tibet.”

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Potala Palace is the most magnificent buildings in Lhasa. The building measures 400 meters east-west and 350 meters north-south, with sloping stone walls averaging 3 m. thick, and 5 m. (more than 16 ft) thick at the base, and with copper poured into the foundations to help proof it against earthquakes.

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Lhasa is a magical place. It makes me don’t want to leave this city.

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The night of Potala (2)

Lhasa is a amazing place. Many city men resigned their job and packed a simple bag to Lhasa. Some of them even spend a year or more in Lhasa.

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Tourist resources in Lhasa are plenty. There are good hotels, tasty restaurants, travel agencies, Chinese department stores and supermarkets.

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Tibet

In some parts of the city, you may find no difference to other Chinese cities. But the Tibetan influence is still strong and evident, especially around the old quarters near Barkhor Street.

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Lhasa is famous for the great building, the Potala Palace. It is the holiest and greatest Palace in the world. It is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara.

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The night of Potala (1)

Many people yearn for visiting Tibet. Lhasa is the hottest place which fans of tourism want to go most.

The night of Potala

Lhasa, which means “Land of the Gods”, is the heart of Tibet. Over 1,300 years old, it sits in a valley right next to the Lhasa River. It is located at 3650 meters (12 000 feet) above sea level on the northern slopes of the Himalayas.

The night of Potala

People love Lhasa because of its night. When the nightfall approaches, people, who you usually barely meet in the day, all come to the street.

The night of Potala

I find that the night of Potala is really lively. Tourists hang around the streets and square. They drink and chat. Artists play nice music and songs. It makes me feel less holy religion atmosphere, but more sense of leisure life.

The night of Potala

Thinking along the Sand River (2)

Samuel Johnson, the British writer, once said: “Hope itself is a species of happiness which this world affords.” That is very correct.

In this cozy night, I am walking along the Sand River. It is a infamous place which few people visit here. To me and the river, this is a good thing.

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Watching the peaceful river and the amazing sunset, I can’t help thinking the meaning of our life. There is a kind of missing which can be called a light happiness. There is a kind of happiness which is the frequent concern. There is a kind of concern which is the distant appreciation.

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“All men whilst they are awake are in one common world; but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.” Plutarch

Thinking along the Sand River (1)

When I was tired or upset, I always drive my car and take my Canon with me. The sand river is one of places I frequently go.

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This is my favorite spot to watch the sunset. Watching the sun going down to the west. The colorful sunlight spill into the river. The sunset always reminds me that we should fight and show our best even at the end of our life.

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There are so many things that can make you happy. Don’t focus too much on things that make you sad.

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Dream what you want to dream;go where you want to go;be what you want to be,because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

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