11 March 2015

Writing



I was walking through one of the walkways that connected to the IFC Mall when I saw a long stretch of blue with white Chinese characters all up and down it. I was amazed to see that all the characters on that blue sheet were actually “made” (for want of a better word) with sand.  This old man would grab a handful of sand and very carefully let them flow from between his fingers and –voilĂ ! –he forms a character.


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Writing-with-sand-(1)
 
(Also linking with Little Things Thursday and Black and White Wednesday.)

19 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

That is beyond amazing!!

HansHB said...

A great post for the b&w theme!
My b&w post at: https://hanshb.wordpress.com/

Jutta.K said...

a very interesting post, cool picture !
♥ly greetings
Jutta

Jill Harrison said...

this is truly amazing.

Jill Harrison said...

I don't "do" soft very well either - but I admire photographers who can. This is beautiful.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

This is amazing! Reminds me of Tibetan monks who draw with sand ...

Nicola SeaThreePeeO Carpenter said...

Wow, that is amazing. It must have taken years of practice. Wonderful pictures.

carolina rico said...

amazing!!! hopefully he gets enough tips to eat a hot meal at night....

carol l mckenna said...

Exquisite BW shot!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

In regards to your question, yes, it is mostly rural woman; however, you do have a few situations were there was an accidently pregnancy or say a husbands family is dead set on having a boy than a child would be abandoned. A woman who was not married if she kept her child who most likely be signing herself up to be single. There are even stories of woman who will abandon their child if a spouse leaves them or dies so that they can attract another partner. So sad!

Pieni Lintu said...

Wow, so interesting! Very talented!

Anita Johnson said...

Isn't that something. So much beauty in each character, and knowing it will all be gone in the wind...or when he needs to move it. I wish I could read his words...

Sarah Carletti said...

That is amazing and I wonder what it says! What hard work considering it won't be permanent.

abrianna said...

That is amazing. So glad you took that shot.

Nancy said...

Wow! Such patience and talent.

Kim said...

Oh my gosh! How incredible. I'm amazed at the precision.

barbara said...

Wow!! Thanks for sharing this! And stunning black and white!

bailey-road.com said...

What an amazing and skillful art form.

Balot said...

it takes a lot of practice (and patience too) to do that

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