Thought for the day…” Do not make excuses, make improvements”.
“Expecting and accepting are two sides of life. Expecting can end in tears, but accepting will bring you cheers”.
A photo from the south west part of China for the photo today, from Yunnan province. Around 45 million people live in this province, which borders Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar. The western part is mountainous, with the peaks reaching over 5000m. Ethnic groups make up about 1/3 of the population, so local dialects and colourful local costumes are very much evident in the towns and markets here. The hills in the west border the Tibet autonomous region, with deep valleys and hillside farming. It is also very rich in minerals, so mining is very important, as is agriculture. Seen here are some rich terraces not far from the border with Tibet.
and another photo from Svolvaer in the Lofoten Islands……
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Thought for the day…”Life is not measure by the number of breaths we take, but by the moment that take our breath away”
“Don’ t tell me sky is the limit when there are foot-prints on the Moon”
Did you see the story from Switzerland that Starbucks are going to open an outlet on a Swiss train? Starbucks is growing very fast (over 3000 new outlets planned in the US alone), and already has over 18000 shops. There are even 255 in New York alone. The coffee served onboard Swiss trains from the mobile trolleys is good already, so I wonder how well Starbucks will go down.
Another China photo today, but this time from Yunnan province and a shot from the weekly market in Shaping. Very easy to get photos like these at these markets, as there are so many people in different tribal costumes, and it does not take long to get a shot like this. The background was deliberately made out of focus to concentrate interest on the face. A cloudy day produced bright, even light, and a bit of cropping has removed distractions from the edge of the photo. How long will it be before it becomes impossible to get photos like this?
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