Showing posts from July, 2016


27 July 2014 Veitshöchheim is a municipality of Würzburg , Bavaria in Germany.  Schloss Veitshöchheim is the most important tourist spot in the area.  It was built as the summer palace for Prince Bishop of Würzburg between 1680 and 1682 and expanded between 1806 and 1814. The palace itself is quite small but the Rococo  (late Baroque style, 18th-century artistic movement and style) garden is immense, beautified with lakes, waterworks, grotto, nice gardens with flowers and hundreds of sandstone sculpture.       The garden was very green and large.   Neat paths lead to every corner.   Lakes dotted with waterworks (starts 1pm and ends 5pm).  At the far end is a grotto.   You can see animals made with shells.  They are exotic and beautiful. Schloss Veitshöchheim is opened between April and October, from 9am to 6pm.  Mondays closed.   Rooms are opened for visit but can only be viewed through a guided tour.   It is every hour and lasts 30 minut

Mui Tsz Lam 梅子林, Ngong Ping 昂平

1 July 2016 is the 19th anniversary of returning the sovereignty of Hong Kong to China.  19 years ago I went to Spain alone.  This year I hiked alone to Ngong Ping .  I had some fear.  Would there be illegal immigrant trying to rob, rain, flood, snake.......?  But I till packed up to take the adventure. Yup, I don't want to be a couch potato. Today I strengthen myself, the days of the elderly will be nicer to stay in a better shape. I found the spot of Ngong Ping from our pastor's Facebook page.  From there one can have a gorgeous panoramic view of the islands at Sai Kung.  It worth the walk, sweat and breath. And one will not climb the way only once.  I am sure I will go again one day, two days......  Ha ha! It was raining in the morning.   I left home after 12pm and took a min-bus to Chevalier Garden in Ma On Shan . The trip started with a path passing Tsung Tsin Secondary School , turn left and follow the cemented street as shown above, from top left to right,

Maokong 貓空

6 May 2016 Maokong is a famous for drinking quality tea and has breathtaking views of Taipei City.  One can hike up to the mountain.  But in hot summer, gondola is more preferred. And the journey is composed of nice spots of the surrounding and far. It was already after 4 pm when we arrived.  We first headed to the right and walked along the Camphor and Zhanghu Circular Trails. The path is dotted with old farm houses, ponds, wooden bridge/terrace and pubic art of an ox cart and a granary.  These recall the old days of agricultural villages.            There are still other spots such as Zhangzhan Temple, Chang Naimiao Memorial Tea Museum, Sanzuan Temple Path, etc.   Click here for more information. We returned to the gondola station and continued to the left.  Along the way are many tea houses and snack carts. We settled down to enjoy cold tea and a green tea smoothie.  And of course, the gorgeous views over Taipei City and the beautiful evening light.