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Yundang Lagoon has been the site of several international aquatic events and races

Haicang Suspension Bridge (I was going to tell you how he took this shot but I'll keep you in suspense!)


These are famous rocks that got caught in one of the narrow crevices Chinese like to call "A Thread of Sky!"

Xiamen Botanical Garden--1,000s of species!

Downtown Harbor (Lundu) at night; facing the elegant Lujiang Restaurant


Enjoy the dragon boat races each year in Jimei College Town!

Aerial view of Gulanyu Islet

Gulangyu's Sunlight Rock at sunset

Etherial beauty of earthen roundhouses enveloped in morning mists

Two young girls in Hui'an costumes


Unique costumes of Mazu worshippers (noticed their hair is done up in boat-shaped buns)

Wuyi's famous Jade Maiden Peak--though she doesn't look like much of a maiden to me!

This granny don't take nothin' off no one!

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Zhu Qingfu
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Intro to Zhu Qingfu (朱庆福)

Click thumbnail for larger image of Zhuqing's inscription朱庆福摄影艺术简介
朱庆福  笔名 竹青 厦门市青年摄影家协会 主席
1963年 5月 出生于江西省南康市
1980年12月 入伍,开始军旅生涯
1982年10月 在原福州军区《前线报》发表处女作《小提琴手》
1984年5月 作品《谈心》获华东地区八城市青年艺术联展优秀奖
1987年8月 作品《神往》入选全军影展并获得第一届华东地区陆海空三军摄影作品展优秀奖
1994年9月 转业至厦门商报从事新闻摄影工作
1997年9月 代表作《中华男儿》获第十八届全国摄影艺术展金奖,实现福建摄影在国展中奖牌零的突破
1997年9月 福建文联、厦门市文联在厦门联合召开“朱庆福表彰大会”
1998年11月 作品《中华男儿》获文化部“群星奖”优秀作品奖
2000年5月 作品《挥洒汗水海沧架彩虹》获中国新闻摄影作品银奖
2000年12月 作品《中华男儿》获福建省百花文艺奖一等奖,受到福建省人民政府表彰
2000年9月 出版大型礼品画册《美在厦门》
2001年5月 被福建省授予首届“福建省杰出青年摄影家”荣誉称号
2001年5月 作品《抹香鲸有了归宿》获全国新闻摄影作品年赛铜奖
2001年9月 出版大型画册《今日厦门》(中国摄影出版社出版)
2002年12月 应邀赴新加坡为第十八届亚洲影艺联盟大会举办摄影艺术讲座
2003年9月 出版大型画册《思明情思》(海潮摄影艺术出版社出版)
2003年10月 被美国洛城摄影学会授予“博学会士”
2004年1月 组织策划并承办“美丽新厦门”大型摄影创作活动
2004年6月 出版画册《魅力思明》(海潮摄影艺术出版社出版)
2004年10月 摄影作品《眺望海峡盼团圆》获中国 丽水国际摄影大奖赛优秀奖
2005年9月 主编大型摄影画册《舞动厦门》出版 (海潮摄影艺术出版社出版)
2005年9月 出版《海之旅》摄影文集(海潮摄影艺术出版社出版)
2005年10月 被聘为厦门文学艺术奖评审委员会评委
2006年5月 摄影作品《眺望海峡盼团圆》荣获厦门市第三届文学艺术奖一等奖(连续三届荣获厦门市文学艺术政府奖)

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Contact Zhu Qingfu!
Address: South Fujian Journalist Station, Fújiàn Pictorial 《福建画报》
#28 Húbīn Běi Lù 12/F Jiànyè Bldg. Xiàmén 361012 湖滨北路28号建业大厦12层
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One of Xiamen's many fine beaches along the Island Ring Road Xiamen is for the birds--and for birdwatchers!  The perfect place for fowl pursuits!

Beautiful Yundang Lagoon Egrets in flight Festive Chinese fireworks over the Xiamen International Exhibition and Conference Center

Aerial view of Gulangyu's Shuzhuang Garden (which also has Asia's largest piano museum!) The surrealistic beauty of Gulangyu Islet by night Xiamen University--China's most beautiful campus! (And, happily, our home!)

Traditional costumes of Huji'an people--Fujian's most unique people group (Han Chinese, but they look and act like minorities!) Statue of Koxinga on Gulangyu.  Locals say he keeps typhoons away, but he was out to lunch when the Oct. 1999 storm flattened us! Gulangyu Islet's Shuzhuang Garden--one of the few places that even I can walk on water! (Thanks to the 44-bend zigzag bridge!)

Mazu worshippers (note the bun-shaped hairdo) Large delegation of overseas Chinese return to worship Mazu on Meizhou Island (Mazu is the sea goddess) Mazu festivities on Meizhou Island

Inhabitants of Meishou Island Meizhou Island's towering statue of Mazu, the goddess of the sea

Aerial view of a cluster of Hakka earthen roundhouses (and a square roundhouse in the middle!) No wonder that paranoid Pentagon officials mistook Hakka roundhouses for missile silos! Endless line of holiday travelers asending the steps of Heavenly Tour Peak.

Breathtaking beauty of Wuyi Mountain Up a creek?  Then take a bamboo raft ride in Wuyi Mountain!

Anzhen Fortress in West Fujian's Sanming (amazing dwelling; give it a visit!) Awesome aerial shot of Gulangyu Islet!

An entire village of Hakka earthen architecture along the river Beautiful view of modern downtown Xiamen, near Heping (Peace) Harbor

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In 1988, the island was a fortress.  Now the tank traps are gone, the pillboxes are empty, and beaches are for fun, not fighting!

Traditional beauty practice

Thousands of Hakka earthen houses like these are hidden away in the hills of West Fujian