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Spiral Incense 天后古庙的塔香

(注:中文在英文下面) I found this old tempel with spiral incenses hanging in front of it while getting lost on my way looking for five senior artists from Henan Province. 那天我去找几个唱豫剧的老人,在广州石牌东昏暗、狭窄的小巷迷失,却惊喜地发现了一座小而古老的天后庙。庙前悬着好些塔香,烟雾袅袅。

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Huangtian 黄田

(Note: English text below Chinese) 黄田依山傍水,因为东江的缘故,曾是粤东山区一个交通枢纽、商业中心。到赶集的日子,就很热闹。但它还是一个小镇子。现在,它不但小,而且落魄了。因为现代交通的发达,东江似乎失去了它作为交通枢纽的作用。人们不再乘船远行,而是坐车走高速公路。年轻人也再守不住山区小镇的寂寞,渐渐离乡到大城市去。镇里唯一的客家围龙屋也只剩了个空壳。 但中国人总忘不了自己的根。人走了,家族的祠堂还是要建起来。有了祠堂,老祖宗才能保佑自己和后代。一月九日,黄田的曾氏祠堂落成,举行了入伙典礼。炮仗、香烛、锣鼓、舞狮表演和人群让平日寂寞的小镇忽然热闹起来。 Huangtian, a small Hakka town in east Guangdong Province, sits by the East River and in the valley of Gui Mountains. Before express highways were built, the East River was an important water … Continue reading

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