|涉 流 沙 、 穿 戈 璧 、 抗 嚴 寒 、 戰 酷 熱 。 |
幻 想 一 下 征 服 這 浩 瀚 的 沙 漠 也 可 以 罷 。
|They might not even have chance to see the outside
world in their lifetime.|
But they are the heroes who build a great nation.
Highway builders - western China.
|A section of new highway in western China|
Vegetating & irrigating 15,600 square km of land of the Loess
|Performance Standard Gauge in a gas station in
If they do not change the Gauge, something will go wrong soon.
(superstition - or you know the answer - it is a problem similar to Y2K)
|Lama's life (in "Mini Tibet") - Their daily meals: flour, powdered "brown grains", butter, and water. Each has his own tray and bowl; eat and clean their bowls with their hands sitting on the ground with legs crossed; shelve trays afterwards awaiting next meal. The trays are their serving containers, food containers and "refrigerators". They feel proud to be lamas. (Any one who can do that for years should surely be proud of himself - masculine only - no lady lama - or are the ladies lucky ??).|
Cylinders of Scriptures - if you cannot read, turn the cylinder once. This is equivalent to reading it one time. (Great Invention !!).
|Lama Temple ("Mini Tibet") - place of worship,
school and university.|
Five years of study of scriptures in a language derived from Arabic leads to a Degree in Divinity.
|Ritual figures made from butter|
China's airlines do not allow knife to be on board any where of their planes. This Genghis Khan knife with a curl blade for facilitating skining horses and cutting up their meat for meals was therefore unfortunately confisticated at the airport. This photo is evidence of my possession of this great artifact for two days. (RMB40 gone).
Wherever there is water there is plant.
Otherwise, nothing will survive in 火焰山。