Monthly Archives: March 2009

Daytona Beach


Daytona Beach, FL has been a popular spring break destination since the 1960’s, but it is most well known for its auto racing.The beach is basically lined with hotels jostling for ocean view rooms, however, there are many public access points to the beach. There are tourist shops in this area and I am standing on the 3rd floor of the open air Ocean Shoppes. There is also an amphetheater, ocean view restaurants,cafes, and bars, and a boardwalk further down.
Although most racing today occurs at Daytona International Speedway, people used to hold auto races right on the beach in the sand in the early 1900’s.The speed record in the early 1900’s was 59 mph, whereas today the spped limit on the highways of 65-70 mph exceeds this. People still held auto races on the beach in the 1960’s. There was a restaurant on the beach with front row seats at these races. Today driving on the beach is permitted in some areas, but only at a slow 10 mph speed limit.

佛羅里達州的 地通拿 海灘 (Daytona Beach) 是一個流行的春天度假勝地,但是它最著名的是賽車。現在的海灘有好多酒店,也有商場, 戲臺,和看到大海的餐館和酒吧。我站在露天商場的三樓可以瞭望這著名海灘的風景。

今天的地通拿有自己的賽車場,但昔日的地通拿是在沙灘上賽車的。1900 年代,賽車最快的速度是 59 英里/小時。 僅僅一百年,這最快速度都比現在高速公路的 65-70 英里/小時的限量低。我們世界進步和變得真快。 60 年代 在沙灘賽車還流行。有一家沙灘上的餐館讓顧客們坐貼近賽車一邊就餐 一邊看比賽。這我覺得不舒服,你想吃餐的時候,沙灘的沙從車邊飛到你的食物裏。現在我們還可以在一部分的沙灘上駕車,但是只可以駕駛 10英里/小時慢慢的速度。


Qianhai Spring 前海春景


Spring is in bloom at Qianhai. Leaves have reappeared on the branches, and the flowering trees are starting to bloom. It is quite a transformation to witness, to see the lake come alive with greenery, having been in this area many times in the cold winter.
Qian Hai, or Lotus Lake, got its name from the lotus flowers that were in bloom in the lake. It is right across the street from the north gate of Beihai Park. It was a bustling commercial center at the turn of the century. In the spring and summer months, this area would be teeming with commercial activity. Today, it is well known for its restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines as well as lakeside dining. The views are spectacular during the day and even more so at night when the whole area is lit up by the warm glow coming from the restaurants. Popular options include sitting at the side of the lake or a window seat inside the restaurant with the ceiling-to-floor windows open for a fresh breeze. It is really busy in the evenings,a nd the experience is truly unique and amazing.

這照片影于北京的春天。 整個前海從寒冬睡醒起來。 樹葉和花朵給這個湖景添加了生動的顔色。
前海是什殺海的商業地區.它對面是北海公園的北門.民國初年期間,每逢春夏季的時間,這裡附近的街道就變成繁華的街市.名叫荷花市場. 這是因爲前海的荷花開得又茂盛又漂亮.現在的前海是熱鬧的餐飲地帶.有各種高上的餐館, 美味可口的佳肴.可以坐在外面邊品嘗美食邊欣想宜人的湖景.也可以坐在餐廳裏,把大大的玻璃窗打開。 晚上每個餐館點着燈。 美麗夜光的湖景 和吹來陣陣的涼風 給我們一個獨特就餐的氣氛。

Hawaiian Cowboy Country


When you hear the name “Hawaii” you don’t usually think of rolling hills, wide pastures, and idyllic landscapes. Well, the interior of Big Island is just that. It is what Hawaiians call Paniolo country, or cowboy country. They raise cows on these green pastures, the homes are few and far between, and the city is small. This is Waimea on Big Island. Waimea is also home to Parker Ranch, one of the biggest cattle ranches in the US.

說到夏威夷我們往往會想到一片白色的沙灘,透明清涼的藍色海水, 和高高的椰樹太陽傘。想不到夏威夷也有翠綠的山坡和牧田。 讓人想到簡朴的牧民生活。這就是夏威夷島的 懷美亞 (Waimea). 帕家牧場 (Parker Ranch) 也是在懷美亞的。這牧場是美國其中一個最大的牛牧場之一。


Welcome to my blog and photo journal! Nothing matches actually setting foot in a place, but for all us armchir travelers out there photos allow us to visit many different places without leaving our home. In this blog, I will post photos of different places so that we can understand a place and its culture.

歡迎來到我的博客! 雖然讀萬卷書不及行萬里路,但是沒空去別的國家旅遊的時候,看照片可以讓我們體驗到各國地方的文化和美麗. 我們可以從照片了解美好的世界.