Watching Indian traditional Kathakali show in Kochi, Kerala. 在印度科钦观赏喀拉拉邦的传统戏剧

I went to watch Kerala traditional drama show – Kathakali during my trip in Kochi city. It was quite memorable. Kathakali is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance. I was so impressed by its elaborately colorful make-ups, costumes and face masks. Kathakali = Katha ( story) + Kali ( dance), it uses a very interesting way of storytelling. I think it takes a lot of patience to do elaborate make up and heavy costumes.

在印度南部科钦旅游的时候,我去观看了喀拉拉邦著名的传统戏剧卡塔卡利,让我印象深刻。作为印度歌剧主要流派之一,卡塔卡利以它色彩斑斓的化妆,服饰和面具而闻名。卡塔卡利字面的意思其实是故事加上音乐。这个形式的歌剧的叙事方法其实很有意思,利用沉重夸张的化妆服饰和道具。 Continue reading Watching Indian traditional Kathakali show in Kochi, Kerala. 在印度科钦观赏喀拉拉邦的传统戏剧

📷ColorChallenge – ThursdayGreen – Medieval Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi, Georgia. 格鲁吉亚的中世纪绿顶教堂

Bagrati Cathedral is a masterpiece in the history of medieval Georgian architecture. Its green top slightly coated with snow, making it look so sacred. This green top is newly added during the reconstruction. Many people think it lost its original look, but I love this shade of green. It matches with the cathedral especially with the setting of a snowy day.

位于格鲁吉亚西部城市库塔伊西的巴格拉提大教堂是格鲁吉亚中世纪建筑史上的伟大之作。他位于库塔伊西的制高点,在城市各处都可以看到她的美丽绿顶。我去的时候是冬天,下了很多雪,教堂四周被大学覆盖,漂亮的绿顶也堆砌了星星点点的雪。让她看起来更加神圣。绿顶其实是后来重建的,有的人觉得失去了原来的样子但是我觉得跟教堂很搭也很特别。 Continue reading 📷ColorChallenge – ThursdayGreen – Medieval Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi, Georgia. 格鲁吉亚的中世纪绿顶教堂

[Incredible India] #1 – Travel with me to the surreal town – Varanasi. Part I [不可思议的印度] 瓦拉纳西 — 干了这杯恒河水

I often tell people if you can only choose one country to visit, then choose India. It’s colors, tastes, odors and sounds, just something you may never experience before! I’ve never been to a country so special like India and Varanasi is for me the most special place in India.

我经常告诉别人如果只能选一个国家去旅行,我觉得应该选印度。它的色彩,它的气味,她的味道或者声响,都会是对感官的刺激体验。印度是个非常特别的地方,它有着自成一体的浑然天成,跟其他国家完全不一样,而瓦拉纳西又是我看来印度最特别的一个城市。

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[Incredible India] #2 – Travel with me to the surreal town – Varanasi. Part II [不可思议的印度] 瓦拉纳西 — 干了这杯恒河水

In my last post about my Varanasi trip, I experienced the spirit-purifying Aarti ritual at Dashashwamedh Ghat along the Ganga River in a Indian saree and took a great walk in the town and made some interesting friends.

在瓦拉纳西第一部分,我写了穿着莎丽在恒河石阶边上观看印度教阿提神灵奉献仪式的美妙经历,在瓦拉纳西老城狭窄的街道,吃酸奶和交新朋友的经历。

[Incredible India] #1 – Travel with me to the surreal town – Varanasi. Part 1 [不可思议的印度] 瓦拉纳西 — 干了这杯恒河水 (with photos and videos)

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