Travel Photography Photos tagged as afs
Taken by David Lane
Yes, when I think of American cuisine, I think of breakfast. However, PBJ's are suitable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
All 14 of the AFS students + a few volunteers and teachers. China is cut off unfortunately...
This is our entire group, 44 people, on the Xi'an city wall.
If you stroke the frog's back with a wooden stick, it makes the frogs croak. Apparently, we have these in America, according to Zach, but I never saw one until I came to China. You might notice how the Chinese frogs croak differently than American ones.
Up these stairs, we come to a temple where swallows fly overhead and swoop down on mosquitoes. This part is filled with tourists as they make their way to and fro the bazaar.
While these elephants may be in a row, some of the snouts point in different directions. They are part of one of the largest Buddhist temples. Here is Zach and me.
In the Buddhist temple, anyone can try calligraphy. Zach has just opened his secret message, possibly a proverb, and will begin writing calligraphy.
At the booth where you can pick up the scroll and paper, a Buddha greets you. Behind are some tourists practicing their writing skills. Again, this is in the Buddhist temple.
You probably cannot see from here, but on the day we visited the Buddhist temple, we saw one of Siddhartha's finger bone. If I would guess, it would be his pinky. Monks and tourists pray together.
the intricate details on the walls gives tourists attention to detail. Notice how some of the postures are different from one another.
This is pool in front of the temple. The colors are off because the day was truly sunny as could be.
Our group of students and teachers.
In every classroom, there is a piano. If I became a kindergarten teacher, I would make sure I knew how to play the piano for the students.
Our pretty kindergarten teacher. She gripped me tight.
We're all kids at heart.
I don't remember much from preschool, so that's why I would be shocked to see girls and guys in the same bathroom.
Volunteering brings us back to our early days.
Creativity begins with looking at regular objects with a different angle of perspective.
Thomas pauses to look at the camera. But really, he's helping her learning how to plot coordinates. Serious advanced math for four year-olds.
I am helping Dudu learning left and right. I am helping him recognizing similarities. We ball our right hands into fists to match the photo on the card.
For some reason, I am in love with this picture. The ornaments that hang from the ceiling represent the cute little objects that children like--full of color and happiness. We should be following their happiness.
I find the layout of these classrooms interesting. Students sit in seats that are against a wall and wait for class to begin. I remember that in America, every student had a desk.
Zach, Nancy, and Matt. This road is under construction. I heard they are expanding the road or building a bridge. Modernization is the vision of cities.