There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

Definition of Walkabout :

a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
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Showing posts with label Chandler. Show all posts

09 January 2017

Chinese Acrobats

The Chinese have, for as long as I can remember, been at the top of the competition in sports such as gymnastics and swimming. Between their body type that seems built for such feats to their unwavering discipline and untiring work ethic, they are the one's to watch.

And so as the sun started to set, I arrived early to get a front row seat for the Lights of the World acrobatic show.
The music's rhythmic thumping lent to the excitement in the air. Once the show started, it was non stop thrills from beginning to end.
The show alone was worth the price of admission.

08 January 2017

Lights of the World

Going back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC to AD 25), the Chinese have celebrated a Lantern Festival each year marking the declining darkness of winter.

This tradition is being continued with a modern 21st century twist, bringing the largest lantern festival ever produced to Phoenix for the first time.

So how could I not go?
The US-China Cultural and Education Foundation (UCCEF) was established in 1978, bringing together the people of these two countries to share cultural experiences.

The money raised from festivals such as this helps to promote the continuation of this Foundation.
On a perfect January evening in the Arizona desert, I marvel at the beauty on display, the craftsmanship from around the world, and the joy on the faces of couples, families, and children as we all take part in the Lights of the World festival in Chandler.