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Still scanning old China pics...Kunming, Stone Forest..1984

Still scanning old China pics...Kunming, Stone Forest..1984

Old Apr 27th, 2011, 08:01 PM
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Still scanning old China pics...Kunming, Stone Forest..1984

Any China visitors contemplating this regional phenomenon, here's a preview for you, taken in 1984. I just sent these to Shanghainese who has also visited the forest and the Sani people.

https://picasaweb.google.com/stuartt...ndStoneForest#

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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 08:04 PM
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is that roz running with the bulls?
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 08:55 PM
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no, Bob..my late wife Judy, bless her memory.
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 09:07 PM
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NIce pics Stu. May I suggest that you scan at a higher resolution and use photoshop or something similar to enhance the pictures and make them less "warm" or brownish. I've done the same thing with my old, non digital, pictures for storage.
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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 12:06 AM
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Another source of travel inspiration - thanks, Stu!
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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 06:35 AM
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Kunming was one of the first places I've visited in China, perhaps 2-3 years before tower's visit. The trip to the Stone Forest took a good part of the day back then, with a break at a government teahouse at the lake side. Now, it's a short 2-hour trip down the expressway.
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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 07:41 AM
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kja..thank you!

Hanuman...thanks for the good tip...I'll try it with the next batch..I use Picasa editing functions which are easy and the results not bad.

rkkwan...it was a long ride, that's why the tour company booked two nights at the lodge..we stopped at the tea house which is where I took the lake pic. At least 27 years ago there wasn't a horde of tourists or busses. We were the only people there (19 of us).

(BTW, I find it hard to beleve that a comment had to be removed above. Who could have had anything derogatory to say. I guess you never know with a few of the beanbags that post on Fodors).

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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 09:00 AM
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Thanks, Stu!

Visitors short on time usually just change planes at the Kunming Airport and hurry on to Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian, etc. We find Kunming worth a stop. The weather is mild year round and the city is green with all kinds of flowers. A daytrip out of town will take you to the Stone Forest with more than a dozen minority people. It is touristy, but where isn't? In the city there is the lovely Cuihu (green lake)Park and the very interesting Yuantong Temple. The cross-the-bridge noodles in soup are delicious.
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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 10:36 AM
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I love these old photos. Thanks so much for posting. It inspires me to pull out my old photos and scan them... probably won't get done until I retire.

The comment removed above was spam from a travel agency. They must have thought your photos were good advertising for them.
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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 03:23 PM
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Thanks Kathie...Amy (our editor) told me about it also.
I can go back to 1941 with scanned travel photos...it is time consuming, but worth it.
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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 06:52 PM
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It is certainly worth it to all of us who get to see your photos! I'm glad you also find it worthwhile.
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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 09:55 PM
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kja..I went digital in 2003..but many of my pics predate hat and go back to the 40's..scanning allows you to edit as said above...you still getting ready for your wide swing of western France? How's that coming?
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Old Apr 29th, 2011, 06:32 PM
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My trip is fast approaching, Stu! I'll admit being in the dreaded pre-trip phase during which I feel completely overwhelmed by all the things I need to do before I leave - a phase I seem to go through before every trip. And I'll also admit that work has a way of interfering with life, so there are a few more things I'd like to do by way of preparation, but I simply haven't been able to make time. Nonetheless, I am very pleased with the plan that you and others helped me develop and I am extremely excited to know that I will soon get to see and experience the things I've been envisioning for so long. Thanks for asking!
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Old Apr 30th, 2011, 10:29 AM
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Great trip, kja....I hope it all turns out just the way you want it to!
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