This is what can happen when drugs are taken out of the equation...
Immediately, Leshan gave me a jungle vibe. I knew I was in for a treat—Leshan, China, 2018
Ninja Turtle grafitti and a leaning chair—Leshan, China, 2018
Constructed between 713 and 803, The Giant Buddha of Leshan—Dàfù—is 233 feet tall, and sits at the confluence of the Min River and the Dadu River, to calm the turbulent waters and watch over the ships passing by—Leshan, China, 2018.
Here, I give you, another big Buddha—Buddha Park, Leshan, China, 2018
Si-Tu Huan Kong imitated white monkeys' actions to create the Yuan Gong Monkey Sword Martial Arts, and became known as "The White Monkey Orginator" by his disciples—Mt. Emeishan, China, 2018
Tibetan macaque or, "Buddhist monkey," sitting on a post, surrounded by his monkey friends, as they monkey around—Mt. Emeishan, China, 2018.
On top of the clouds at the Golden Summit—Mt. Emeishan, China, 2018
The ten faced Buddha at Jin Ding temple, on the Golden Summit—Mt. Emeishan, China, 2018
Statue of a visionary hand doing a mudra at the Baoguo Temple—Mt. Emeishan, China, 2018
A wonderful woman (Pinyin name coming soon) I met at the Psychology Institute of Emei, which just so happened to be next to the hotel I booked after I had missed my train. We talked about Carl Jung. Synchronicity? And she asked me to come volunteer as a teacher...
A boat glides through the waterway at Suzhou Street, Summer Palace—Beijing, China, 2017
The most common hand sign thrown in China; this is my contribution —Leshan, China, 2018.
Muslim Street, where modernity and antiquity meet—Xi'an, China, 2018
A shòu, a symbol of longevity and health and wellness, embroidered in a curtain of the theatre storage room (now artifact museum) at the Summer Palace—Beijing, China, 2017
At the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, basking in being unfettered—Beijing, China, 2017
Beihai Park: Emperor Shunzhi, the first emperor of the Qing Dynasty, had the White Dagoba built in 1651, to show his belief in Buddhism and to express his desire to unify Chinese ethnic groups—Beijing, China, 2017
Santa Claus came to town. Santa Claus taught English. Santa Claus lost weight—Xi'an, China, 2017
A Christmas feast—Xi'an, China, 2017
Terracotta remnants in Pit 3. Excavation is a long, slow, tedious process—Xi'an, China, 2018
The Terracotta Warriors guarding the tomb of emperor Qin Shi Huang—Xi'an, China, 2018
Adobe shack sitting on the side of a road going up the Qinling Mountains—Shaanxi Province, China, 2017
Kira and myself at the Qinling Mountains, warping the past—Shaanxi Province, China, 2017
Majestic Buddha sitting in a cave at Buddha Park—Leshan, China, 2018
A golden nose, a golden smile—Leshan, China, 2018
At Buddha Park, locks of luck and fortune adorn an incense basin while the Buddhist swastika etches its way around—Leshan, China, 2018
Thousand armed Buddha in a cave at Buddha Park—Leshan, China, 2018
A sneak peak of the bell. Stay tuned!—Emeishan, China, 2018
Two Argentinians, Alejandro and Corti, who I had the pleasure to climb the Great Wall with. We rode a toboggan on the way down. I highly recommend it—Mutianyu, China, 2017
Calligraphy man at Xi'an City Wall park—Xi'an, China, 2017
Power in numbers—Leshan, China, 2018
Swinging fish dragon at the Baoguo Temple—Emeishan, China, 2018
Something very deep is being transpired here—Emeishan, China, 2018
Ancient Chinese sword warrior displayed at the Bell Tower museum—Xi'an, China, 2018