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Dragon boats … in Bristol

If you are in our local neighbourhood, you can catch dragon boat racing in the Floating Harbour, Bristol on Sunday 14th September.  The first race in this annual festival starts at 10.30am and the last race is on at about … Continue reading

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Luoyang Bridge, Quanzhou, showing oyster beds

This magnificent and famous stone beam bridge (Wan’an Bridge) in Qhanzhou, Fujian province was first built in the eleventh century; it has been restored many times since then and still stands.   The elegant granite ship-shaped piers cut the rapid current … Continue reading

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Winter in black and white

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S.S. Shu Tung on Yangtze River

The hazards and drama of steaming through rapids and gorges in the Yangtze River is evident in this picture (Pa01-10).  The Shu Tung, built by Messrs. Thorneycroft and Co. in Britain in 1910, was a stalwart Upper Yangtze steamer, owned … Continue reading

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Barges towed by a water buffalo

The domestic Asian water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is one of the most important animals of Asia.  It is used as an agricultural draught animal (including ploughing), and makes a direct contribution to food supplies with the its milk and as … Continue reading

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Water music

At this impromptu creekside concert, a record is being played for an audience gathered on the bank of a waterway.  One wonders what sort of music was played and what the audience thought of it.  The gramophone record player is … Continue reading

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Patches for a Canton panorama

Many thanks to all contributors to Visualising China, including the astute person who pointing out that the location recorded for UB01-14 (http://visualisingchina.net/#hpc-ub01-14), below, was not quite accurate: Canton (Guangzhou) yes, Shamian Island no. The relevant image entry details have now … Continue reading

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