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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:03 pm

We are back from the BCI Convention and tour of China, I will be sorting and posting some photos over the next few days and weeks. For those who like penjing style landscapes we went to Yellow Mountain, everywhere you turn there is inspiration. You can't believe the views.

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A view on Yellow Moutain (Huangshan City, China)

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Post  rps on Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:09 am

Splendid! Looking forward to more, and more, and more!

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More view from Yellow Mountain

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:43 pm

Getting to Yellow Mountain requires a drive to the base by car or bus, a cable car ride, the last two pics above are from the cable car, and then what seems like a mile or more of walking up and down steps built into the mountain. There is a provision to have your luggage and you carried to the hotels, about $50 each way, frankly the sedan chair ride would worry me more than the walking. Everything is carried up by cable car and then on men's backs to the hotels. We spent two nights on the mountain and walked other trails, but if someone was not up to it just the cable car up and back is worth the trip.


Sedan Chairs


Trail

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:57 pm

Wow! Thanks, Billy. I lived in Hong Kong for a while as a teenager; always wanted to get into China, but it was still closed back then. Too late for me now, but your pictures bring it closer.

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Post  Xavier de Lapeyre on Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:21 pm

O.M.G. Shocked
Thanks for sharing!

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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed May 01, 2013 12:44 am

Amazing!!! Thanks for posting Billy!

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu May 02, 2013 2:22 pm

Our trip really started with the 50th Anniversary Convention of Bonsai Clubs International in Yangzhou, China (about 3 1/2 hours inland from Shanghai)




Our opening ceremony featured a few Bonsai scattered around.



There was a vendor area with trees for sale. These are some of the larger ones


We ate a couple of times at this massive Chinese buffet, it occupied two rooms of food and drink, including free beer.

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Post  Guest on Thu May 02, 2013 3:57 pm

Hi Billy

Thanks for sharing theese wonderfull photos from the trip...I would really have liked to be there.....Meeting friend again from the last Chinatour.
When looking at the photo, can i see, I would have had some kind of trouble with walking on that bridge Smile
Did anyone feel like fainting?

Kind regards Yvonne...looking forward for more photos.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu May 02, 2013 4:18 pm

It was a hard walk and I felt my legs weakening but I made it. There were sedan chairs for those who could not walk it. But frankly the sedan chairs looked more dangerous than the walk. The chairs were of bamboo (I know really strong) with two bamboo poles and a porter on each end to carry you. I didn't see a seat belt!

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Post  Guest on Thu May 02, 2013 5:26 pm

he he....interesting and scary Smile

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu May 02, 2013 7:51 pm

The first three days of our trip were at the BCI Convention and it was sponsored by the City of Yangzhou, can you imagine an US city putting out like this for a Bonsai Convention? The weather was not good, cold, raining and windy. The Florida Cracker just doesn't have the clothing for weather like this, so I missed a lot of the demonstrations which were outside.

I was able to watch some of the demo by Lo Min-Hsuan of Taiwan. There was also a photo op with Prof. Amy Liang



There were a lot of great trees from all over China on display, but again my outside endurance was limited.


The City of Yangzhou hosted a couple of banquets with entertainment. Some traditional, some not so much. These were shared by invited quests from among the Chinese also, but we were seated as a group of outsiders, I would have preferred to sit with some of the locals.

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