Photos by me and Dad.
The trek to Emei Mountain was definitely one worth making. Located at about 3000km above sea level (at the Golden Summit), the trek up the mountain took us through various terrains as well as meeting some furry little, mischievous locals along the way. Upon reaching the top, one can understand why they call this a place of enlightenment.
Emei is one of four scared Buddhist mountains in China. A bus will take you to about three quarters of the way up the mountain in which then you will need to walk a 7-8km path (icy and slippery in winter) until you reach the cable cars which will take you The Golden Summit. The path to the cable cars are filled with monkeys: aggressive and mischievous males, females cradling their cute and wrinkly babies all the while trying to steal food from tourists and posing for photos and sometimes I have even heard, stealing cameras and mobile phones!
The view at the Golden Summit is breathtaking, and looks like that from a Chinese brush work painting you see in museums. You literally feel like you are in “heaven” as all you can see surrounding the sheer cliffs are seas of clouds beneath you. Emei holds one of the earliest forms of Buddhist temples built in the 1st century and houses a enormous golden statue of Samantabhadra. It is said the sunrise at this mountain is a worthwhile sight to see, so a few hotels were set up on the summit for tourists to stay.
On our way down the mountain, we went through Qing Yin, a lush bamboo forrest like terrain with scattered forms of Buddhist architecture set on a meandering pathway that takes you from Black Dragon River through to White Dragon River. Along the paths, villagers set up little stalls for tourists to try and buy their local mountain teas and home made dried roots for medicinal usage. I was surprised at how clean and crisp the air was here, especially after breathing in two months of not so quality air of Shanghai and Chengdu.
So concludes my Chengdu travel diaries. More travel diaries to come of my trip last year the Greek Islands in which I have been putting off for almost a year!
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Having spent the last two months in abnormally cold weather for an Aussie (rain, snow and minus temperatures included), and pining over the summer that could have been, I find myself back to the day April and I shot these photos catching up over brunch and wondering the streets of Surry Hills shooting content for our blog over some freshly squeezed Pressed Juices.
Having missed summer, I still am looking forward to my visit back home in April for the crisp Sydney Autumn air. Looking forward to some good weather, good food and even better company.
Zara Top // One Teaspoon Awesome Baggies Boyfriend Jeans // Isabel Marant Bobby Sneakers // Michael Kors Watch // Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses
Photos by April.
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This life sized chest set recently popped up near my house, I guess with the influx of residence in the area, the council is trying to build a sense of community. It’s been a while since I’ve posted an outfit and the longer I’m away from the camera lens the harder I find to get back into the moment and produce photos that are more natural than very obviously posed for.
It’s was raining yesterday in Sydney, but I was able to run out during random spots of rain after lunch at the Vicinity in Alexandria. What did everyone do this weekend? I’m soon to be off to Tropfest to see the 16 finalist films of 2013.
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