Wednesday, June 27, 2012

More than half way...

Is it me? Or does it seem that time is flying by? I am looking at the calendar and it is saying June 27th!!! The month has flown by! I have so many projects that I need to finish that I will be missing once again... I am aiming to post at the very least once a week... or on Wednesday to catch up... :)

So last weekend hubby and I spent some time in NJ visiting my aunt. She has a show at the local library of photographs she took during her time in China, as a volunteer English teacher, some twenty five years ago or more. The photos she took where amazing. I think that the fact that some visitors to the show where from the very province that my aunt had taken the pictures, was even more amazing. They where very interested in the fact that my aunt took some pictures of places that most visitors have no knowledge whatsoever about. There was a picture of a building that was the dorms for those who are not going on to further education. Pictures of the Terracotta Army (the army was discovered in the spring of 1974 to the east of Xi'an in Shaanxi province). In addition to the warriors, an entire man-made necropolis for the Emperor has also been found around the first Emperor's tomb mound. So seeing a picture similar to this one, done by my aunt was very interesting to think how close she was to viewing these.  
There where more pictures that showed people and places that the young men who spoke to my aunt, said that they are no longer there. I am glad that we got a chance to see the show. I remember the book that she had put together after she came back from this trip. So seeing them hung up was wonderful. 

The other place we went to in NJ was a park called Luna Parc.To quote the web page:

 "Luna Parc is situated on 5 acres in the lush northwestern woods of New Jersey, Luna Parc is a perpetual work-in-progress. Since 1989 the house and grounds have become an environmental sculpture park by artist, designer and King-o-Luna, Ricky Boscarino." 

It was a lot of fun... I took a few pictures that I am still sorting out. Go check out Luna Parc and you will be amazed at the collection of art and what Ricky Boscarino has done to the place... there are pictures of what it looked like before the add-on's, changes of windows, and sculptures where all added.  

I want to thank you for stopping by :) Hope you have had a great day! Ciao for now :)


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