Finding the Rabbit
Ju Ming ParkA few months ago, Jennifer took Dennis, Rodger and me to Ju Ming Park, which is in Jin Shan, up the coast to the northwest a bit. Ju Ming is a famous sculptor who has won awards in many different countries. The park was a beautiful bit of acreage on top of a hill overlooking the ocean, and despite the chilly, overcast day it was wonderful to get out and be among the trees, grass and fresh air for a while. My camera was broken the day we went, so Rodger kindly loaned me the use of his, and between us we took over 70 pictures. These pictures are long overdue for posting, but it’s taken a while to go through them. Enjoy!
No, it's not raining. This shot was taken from inside the glass foyer leading from the entrance building out into the park, which was itself part of a fountain - hence the water. Dennis and I are both on the other side of the wall.
Rodger and Dennis
The Zipper and Umbrella Series
A more capricious side of Ju Ming
I've always wondered what's inside the rocks. Now we can find out.
You have to be very careful around zipper gardens. You never know when they're going to close up.
Rodger doing Tai Chi.
This is my favorite picture of all.
Tai Chi SeriesOne of the things that made Ju Ming so famous was his series of sculptures portraying people doing Tai Chi. I like his chiseled people in general, but what I like about the Tai Chi series is the way he captured their movement so well. And, as a bonus, you'll find at the end three people who are trying to look like they can move well!
Armed Forces SeriesIn this series, Ju Ming pays tribute to the armed forces. There were more of these guys around the park than any other series, and being among them did kind of make you stand up a little taller.
This ship was the most impressive part of the park for me. It towered above everything around it, and was visible from the entrance gate. Its shape is not complete; it's actually just a suggestion of a battleship.
Notice the flag waver in the middle.
Like the ship, this jet isn't real, but a very convincing suggestion of the real thing. Here's Dennis inside the hangar.
Ju Ming himself, in his paratrooper duds.
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
- Robert Louis Stevenson