Photo Diary: 2014 Spring Festival

I wasn’t planning to write any more posts about Spring Festival but I thought some of you might enjoy seeing some of the photos I took over the holiday.  As usual, it was a feast for all of the senses.

In my next post I will share what I consider to be China’s ultimate Achilles’ Heel as it enters the Year of the Yang Wood Horse.  Forget about the credit surge, asset bubbles, the state of the global economy, or any of the other usual suspects you’re reading about elsewhere.  I will share the greatest risk facing China today.

Enjoy the photos!

As usual, it all started with the company’s annual Spring Festival dinner:

opening dance

Mr Li

orphans II


models II

plant dance


dining room


And, of course, there were plenty of temple fairs.  I attended three this year.



red tree II


mongolian barbeque


twirly gigs


second entranceditan II bread


personal space


more barbeque


hawthorneshorse ditan


The traditional Chinese character for horse.  Can’t you just picture the Mongolian herdsman galloping his steed across the grasslands!