Posts Tagged 'China'

The Loneliest Student In China [video]

Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

Yet another batch of striking, hi-res photos collected by BuzzFeed.

Giant Lion Carved From A Single Tree

According to BoredPanda.com –

A giant wooden sculpture of a roaring lion now stands proudly in a Central Chinese city square, and the journey it took to get there makes it all the more spectacular. The Oriental Lion, as it has been dubbed, was carved from a single redwood tree trunk over the span of 3 years. Established Chinese architect Dengding Rui Yao, reportedly assisted by over 20 people, initiated the project in Myanmar, where the carving was seen through. Finally, when the great beast was finished in December of 2015, it was transported over 3000 miles to reach Wuhan’s Fortune Plaza Times Square. At 47.5 feet long, 16.5 feet high, and 13 feet wide, the Oriental Lion is a force to be reckoned with.

Continue reading HERE.

The Long Haired Women Of Xiao Zhai, China

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Remotelands.com reported –

Did you know that a few hours north of Guilin exists a beautiful, verdant village, where cars cannot reach, where few tourists ever venture, where the women’s long, black hair is the stuff of legend? A forty-minute climb up a steep hill will bring to you the home of the Red Yao, a friendly culture with a long history they are happy to share.

The women in this village have a special “coiling of the hair” ceremony. Red Yao women only cut their hair once in their life, at the age of 16. They save that hair and attach it back to their heads each day in a special ceremony

Continue reading HERE.

Another post about Xiao Zhai’s women HERE.

World’s Highest Bridge Opens In China [video]

 

Monorail Passes Through A High Rise Building In China

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In Chongqing, China, a public transportation monorail cuts straight through a high rise apartment building. In a similar vein, the Tower Gate Building, in Japan, has a highway exit ramp running through it’s 5th, 6th, and 7th floors.

Hell On Earth – Photos From A Chinese Steel Mill

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From BuzzFeed –

As the world’s biggest polluter, China faces an extraordinary challenge in reducing its emissions — one made all the more difficult because of the countless high-polluting factories scattered across the country. Authorities have moved to shut down many of the worst-offending factories, but some factory owners simply pay informal “fines” to local authorities before re-opening. Photojournalist Kevin Frayer traveled to Inner Mongolia with Getty Images earlier this month to capture some haunting pictures of life inside one steel mill.

View the photos HERE.


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