#310 Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen

Panfilov Park / Парк Панфилов, Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 2017

I don't see enough of the world.
升天主教座堂 / Ascension Cathedral a.k.a Zenkov Cathedral / Вознесенский собор 我不認識的人。/ Someone I don't know. (Wiki: Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Monument) 鴿子飛。/ Pigeon flew.阿拉木圖的電話亭很可愛。/ The phone booth in Almaty looks cute.第二次世界大戰紀念碑與永恆之火。/ WWII Monument and the Eternal flame.我們沒有入到去的軍事歷史博物館。/ Military History Museum which we didn't pay a visit.

Within Алматы: 4 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 16 / this one
Out of the city center: 5 / 6 / 13
At home: 3  / 11 / 14
Other: 1 / 2

#309 Abilkhan Kasteev

A. Kasteev Art Museum, Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 2017

本來打算在 Тюбетейка 吃過午餐才逛博物館,怎料餐廳仍未開門。我們只好空着肚看畫。
We originally planned to have lunch at Тюбетейка before visiting the museum. Unexpectedly the restaurant has not yet opened. We could only see the paintings with an empty stomach.
這天一整日我們都徒步走。/ On this day, we went to anywhere by feet only. 提醒駕駛者要小心過馬路的盲人的路牌。/ A sign reminding drivers to be careful of the blind people crossing the road. 行經 Fantasy World。/ Walked pass the Fantasy World. 蘋果加玫瑰令你更嬌麗。/ Roses and apples.  我很喜歡的一幅畫。/ I like this one very much. 史太林 / Сталин / Stalin 接着便去了一間我們三個都非常喜歡的餐廳吃午餐。/ Then we went to a restaurant which we three liked a lot for lunch.

Within Алматы: 4 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 15 / this one / 17
Out of the city center: 5 / 6 / 13
At home: 3  / 11 / 14
Other: 1 / 2

#308 Cold tone color

Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 2017

It's so soon to my birthday. I am so stressed. I am birthday-phobic. Wanna travel so badly.
Mason at Republic Square / Площадь Республики in front of the Statue of the Golden Warrior / Площадь Республики. 去公園路上。/ On the way to the park. 第一總統公園 / First President's Park / Парк Первого Президента

Within Алматы: 4 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 / this one / 16 / 17
Out of the city center: 5 / 6 / 13
At home: 3  / 11 / 14
Other: 1 / 2

#307 Home in Alamty

Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 2017

It's nearly a month after my 1 week trip to Kazakhstan. I still have lots of photos not yet posted.
用來點着煤氣爐的火柴。/ Matches to ignite the gas stove.
自拍。/ Selfie. 早上時的廚房。/ The kitchen in the morning. 試味。/ Tasting.
我自己的房間。/ My own room.
茶。/ Tea.

Within Алматы: 4 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 16 / 17
Out of the city center: 5 / 6 / 13
At home: 3  / 11 / this one
Other: 1 / 2

#306 Tao is Zen

Notes from a conversation with Chan, April 2017


#305 Charyn Canyon, Valley of Castles

Charyn Canyon / Шарын шатқалы / Чарынский каньон, Kazakhstan, April 2017




We took 6-hour car ride in total to travel between Charyn Canyon and Almaty's city centre.

I always thought dessert must be very hot throughout the year but I was wrong. It was a very windy and cold day when we were at the canyon. The wind was so strong that I felt like being pushed by someone's hands from behind.

It is a beautiful place. I would love to see how it looks in summer and winter (it snows and has so many snows) in real life.
由阿拉木圖市中心出發,經一條叫「Кульджинский тракт」的公路前往峽谷的三小時車程路上,我們停下來看羊。/ During our 3-hour car ride along the "Кульджинский тракт" road to the canyon from Almaty's city center, we stopped on the way to look at these sheep.  車繼續行駛不久我們又停下來看另一群羊。其實浴途我們還看到很多新事物,包括遊牧人、一群馬、一群牛、有趣的墓地 ⋯⋯ 所有在香港從不會見到的東西,不過最後就只叫了導遊停車去看羊。/ Not long after the car continue to ride again, we stopped for another flock of sheep. Actually along the way we saw a lot of new things, e.g. shepherds, a flock of horses, a flock of cows/bulls, some interesting graveyards... everything we can't see in Hongkong but it ended up we only stopped for the sheep.  從一段距離看起來羊們像一堆石頭。/ Looked like rocks from a distance. 很美麗的一個畫面。/ This scene is so beautiful. 繼續上路了。/ Continuing our way.
我們在一個有遮蔽物的地方停下來。/ We stopped by again at somewhere with a shelter. 回到車上繼續上路。/ Back to our car and continuing the journey. 到達入口時導遊把車停下來,在看更亭辦了點手續後,國家公園管理員便放我們入來。再開車多一段路,我們就達這個地方。/ The guide stopped the car at the entrance and did some registration stuff at the guard kiosk. Then the country park guard let us in. Not long after we drove a bit further, we arrived at this place. 這個地方,冬天時會下很大雪,夏天時熱到草都枯掉,春天就剛剛好。但今年的春天遲來了,所以即使是四月中天氣仍很冷。/ This place snows a lot in the winter but was so hot that grass can barely grow in the summer. The weather in spring is just right but this year's spring comes late and it was still cold although it was the mid of April.</ span>沿着樓梯走,我們正式進入峪谷。/ Taking the stair down, we officially entered the canyon. 很美麗。/ So beautiful. 很喜歡石頭和草。/ I like rocks and grasses a lot. 真的很大風。/ It was very windy. 「青蛙親吻蘑菇」石。/ "Frog kissing mushroom" rocks. 跌下來的石。/ Fallen stones. 這個峽谷很普遍的一種沙漠植物,而我不知道它的名字。/ A common dessert plant in this Canyon but I don't know its name. 它的「花」。/ Its "flower". 風滾草,來自上面提過的那棵不知名植物的一部分。我們行行下都會見到風滾草滾動經過。/ Tumbleweed, coming from the unknown plant mentioned above. When we were walking, we saw tumbleweed tumbling and passing us. 一堆風滾草在比較小風的地方停下來。/ A pile of tumbleweed stopped at somewhere not windy. 一個大的風滾草。/ A big tumbleweed. 不友善的卡車。峽谷地面都被卡車輪胎破壞了。/ An unfriendly truck. The ground of the canyon is damaged by the truck tyres.  Alexey and Asya. 提醒。/ Reminder. 小小的紫花。/ Little purple flowers. 我不喜歡峪谷這個部分。為何總要自然遷就人類的慾望而被改變,而不是人類自己配合自然?/ I don't like this part of the canyon.  Why is it always the nature accommodating human's lust but not human coordinating with the nature? Charyn河。/ Charyn River. 樹幹。/ Tree trunk. 我們行了一小段山路。/ We hiked a bit. 美麗的河。/ A beautiful river. 煩都要說多次,很美麗。/ Although it's annoying, I have to say again -- so beautiful. 回程。/ Our way back. 回到我們開始的地方。/ Back to where we started. 然後上車離開,不過不是圖中的車。/ Then we got on the car and left (not the car in the photo).

Within Алматы: 4 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 16 / 17
Out of the city center: 5 / 6 / this one
At home: 3 / 11 / 14
Other: 1 / 2