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This is a collection of sights, creations, experiences and reflections. Tune in if you're curious and keep an open-mind. If you've got any questions or feedback, please contact me by email at gaoyide.connect@outlook.com


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30/12/17

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Reminiscing through paper art.


29/10/17

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'There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.' - Indira Gandhi

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My art is documented on my Instagram: @daz.darryl


19/10/17

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'Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.' - Plato

Quote discovered on this website: https://www.brainyquote.com/

My art is documented on my Instagram: @daz.darryl


05/10/17

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'It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.' - William Shakespeare

Quote discovered on this website: https://www.brainyquote.com/

My art is documented on my Instagram: @daz.darryl


28/09/17

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'Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.' - Benjamin Franklin

Quote discovered on this website: https://www.brainyquote.com/

My art is documented on my Instagram: @daz.darryl


19/09/17

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Four Giants and the Churning of the Milk Ocean. I saw these spectacles at Bangkok Airport, Thailand.


14/08/17

Knockers!


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Various door knockers that I saw while exploring Shanghai, China.

I used these as inspiration for a Series titled Knock Knock. My art is documented on my Instagram: @daz.darryl


14/08/17

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Day 2 in Shanghai, China

A calm and inspiring wander around M50 creative district. Everything is just a moment.


14/08/17

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Day 1 in Shanghai, China

A morning stroll around The Bund near the Monument to the People's Heroes and a glimpse of the spheres of the Oriental Pearl Tower. An afternoon of learning at the Science and Technology Museum. Finally a breathtaking show of art and culture. ERA Intersection of Time is a showcase of beauty and skills.


10/08/17

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Day 2 in Jiangxi, China

During the afternoon I continued hiking Sanqinshan. The weather fluctuated and the rock formations came into view. The stand out shapes with novel names: Python Slithers out of Mountain and Monkey King Appreciates Treasure. Can you spot them?


10/08/17

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Day 2 in Jiangxi, China

I attempted to hike Sanqinshan again after the weather halted my progress yesterday. Taking the cable car up the peaks were blanketed with fog. Droplets of water highlighted intricate webs. Gaps in the mist offered opportunities to seize and appreciate. A lapse in attention and it was gone.


10/08/17

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Day 1 in Jiangxi, China

I bypassed the cableway and began my ascent of Sanqinshan from the southern entrance. Upwards towards the sharp peaks shrouded in mist. A couple of alien looking creatures caught my eye on the way. Walkways around the mountain defy gravity and are a playground in the sky. Controlled play mind you especially when the visibility dropped to zero.


30/07/17

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Peaceful


30/07/17

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We hiked up a local mountain I found on Baidu map, Guangzhou, China.


23/07/17

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Simple pleasures!

My time as a board game enthusiast in China is documented on Instagram: @darryl.westley #playingboardgamesinchina


11/06/17

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Long-horned beetle


04/04/17

Discovery


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We spotted a lot of beautiful flowers and creepie crawlies in South China Botanical Garden.


04/04/17

An aquatic adventure


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Fun and thrills at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, Zhuhai, China


02/04/17

I do like to be beside the seaside


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Sightseeting in Zhuhai, China


18/02/17

Journey


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'The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step' - Lao Tzu.

Hiking Baiyun Mountain, Guangzhou, China


06/02/17

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Distance makes the heart grow fonder.


03/02/17

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Back in the UK visiting the South West of England.


30/01/17

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I joined a welcoming Board Game Group at the Marina Bar, Plymouth, UK.


20/01/17

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Riding to and climbing in Utopa Mall, Guangzhou, China.


17/01/17

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An impressive display for Chinese New Year in TeeMall, Guangzhou, China.


16/01/17

Cherishing the past and thinking about the future


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Xīnninkuil! Exploring famous tourist sights with friends in Guangzhou, China.

We visited Chen Clan Academy, the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King and Yuexiu Park.


14/01/17

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REDTORY ART+DESIGN FACTORY, Guangzhou, China.


08/01/17

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Thank you for the gift. This coin wallet pays homage to my love for bugs.


02/01/17

The stone forest of the South China Sea


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A tranquil place to get away from it all. Naqing Peninsula Geological Ocean Park, Taishan, Beidou Town, Guangdong China.


01/01/17

Welcoming the New Year with a change of pace


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We joined a tourist trip to Kaiping and the Na Qing Coast, Guangdong, China.

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