Thursday, March 17, 2016
This photo is of one of the buildings in the grounds of Marty's Shrine in Taipai, Taiwan. It shows beautiful building and roof decoration. On the ridges of the roof line we can see little creatures guarding the roof, and on the points are other decorations different to those that we saw in Japan. The roof lines may be similar, but the decorations are very different.
On the building itself, there ore other decorations. They are a little fuzzy, but they look like dragons.
Overall, the effect Looks like a mix of Japanese and Chinese architecture.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
We have had blue tongues before, and i know they are around, I have even had one in the house. I just haven't seen one for a while.
The fluffball feline companion was outside, and was not impressed when I picked her up and shut her inside. As I raced upstairs to get the camera, this little lizard was on the move. By the time I got back downstairs, he had moved the full width of our double garage door.
As I watched, he also kept an eye on me, and carefully climbed the step.
Crawling along the front of the step, he made a b-line for cover under the trailer. In the meantime, I continued to hang out washing, then looked to see where he had gone. He was nowhere in view. Still not safe to let the fluff-ball feline out yet, and hopefully this reptile friend will find my snails.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
I believe the changing of the guards is done on the hour by active military personnel. Standing for an hour and not moving would be terribly boring, though I guess they get to look at all us tourists walking past.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015
The lady in the yellow dress (whose face I have blotted out), is one of the reasons that we only had a short amount of time here.
Friday, November 27, 2015
This is one of the guards that was on duty at Marty's Shrine. Standing very still, on his post in the gateway, I wonder what he would have done if one of us had done something we were not supposed to.