Thursday, August 28, 2008

Zen and the Art of Window Shopping on the Silk Road





















19 comments:

Louise said...

The colors are just overwhelming. Definitely different "window displays" than we are used to in the U.S.

And the painting is exquisite. Would be hard to not take something like that home.

Lana Gramlich said...

All those colors & textures. Wonderful. I just wish I was over there w/a wad of cash. I love that stuff.

Trixie said...

What fabrics! Did you handle any of those brushes? And I love all the blending of time from myth to Mao.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely photos; very exotic displays. The fourth photo from the bottom reminds me of a former boyfriend (or should that be boy-fiend?) LOL

coolwaterworks said...

Amazing photo essay... It says more even without words!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thank you so much for sharing these. The pictures are great and being the creative person I am, I really appreciate the art you captured.

Anonymous said...

Well, who wouldn't be elated after that kind of window shopping? Such vivid colours. Breathtaking.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Such very beautiful images. I admire your gift with the camera. I am trying desperately to find someone in Marrakech to teach me a few camera basics - it's not easy.

Sara said...

Absolutely beautiful photos! ...and there's no way that I'd be satisfied with just window shopping - I'd definitively buy a brush or two ;-)

Greg said...

Fantastic images, as always, sir. You've got a wonderful eye. Two, actually, I think. ; )

The sixth image, are those brushes of some kind? Like for calligraphy or something? Hard to know what scale we're looking at, but they appear to be exquisite.

And the chocolate tea set intrigues me. How do the Chinese fare in les artes del chocolat?

(Yep, I'm totally making up languages now...)

Steve sculpts critters said...

Takes me back to my years in the orient.
And I like the gold dust day gecko in the sidebar. I tried breeding a pair of them once (unsuccessfully).

Anonymous said...

beautiful, beautiful pictures! i love take photos and i have a very nice camera BUT i don't have any know how on how do it very well... anyway, these are beautiful pictures

Mary said...

Can't get enough of China here, Tim. The Olympics were super but the view you share is what we love most of all...those fabrics - Wow. And the little shoes :o)

Were those chocolates tasty?

Luca said...

hope u enjoyed beijing
u should changed the title to Flea Market Trip hehe

nina said...

What a sensory experience, an outdoor (?) market. Such richness in colors and texture.
Wow.

jennyzhou said...

Sleeping time huh? Or else there should have more new pictures on your site. Why not show us your amazing garden, Laowantong?

JW said...

forgot to ask today, "Did you purchase anything in China to bring home?" (Still lusting over the silks). Thanks for the cookies.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Those are some of the most amazing photos. Can you bring me back some of those shoes? :)

What I love about Chinese textiles is the rich colors and prolific use of red.~~Dee

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Your photos are amazing. I have no better words to describe them they are so good.
nita

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