Category Archives: Portraits

An attempt at a more literary description of things I see, experience. Embellished so as to better capture the mood of the moment, not just the actuality.

The Fasting Hall

The Fasting Hall at Beijing’s Temple of Heaven is a dedicated set of buildings where the Emperor would fast, meditate, and study religious texts in the days before practicing sacrificial rites to Heaven. As I walk its perimeter, I suddenly … Continue reading

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In a slick city rain

Something that bears to be mentioned is that I am a little obsessed with scenery and weather. Especially rain. I find rainfall of all different sorts both soothing and inspiring, so it is frequently my muse. Today, rain falls on … Continue reading

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