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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ECOLOGY

    Book review: Sacred Mountains, by Allerd Stikker

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Sacred Mountains: How the Revival of Daoism is Turning China's Ecological Recovery Around by Allerd Stikker Bene Factum Cities are draped in smog for ever-longer periods ... and unyielding as the rocks of the sacred mountains, a traditional [Taoist] symbol of the link between heaven, earth and humanity since time immemorial," he writes. His argument is peppered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1581698/book-review-sacred-mountains-allerd-stikker
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - ASTRONOMY

    Chilean mountain to lose its top for European Extremely Large Telescope

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:19am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Mountain blown up to reach the stars The top is being lopped off the 3,000-metre Cerro Armazones in Chile to host the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. Once the dust has settled and the rubble has been cleared, the mountain will be ready for the astronomers. The European Extremely Large Telescope, or E-ELT, will serve astronomers and cosmologists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1537732/chilean-mountain-lose-its-top-european-extremely-large
  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEW

    Picturesque Music- A Yuan Dynasty Painting Reinvented

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:39pm by ALEXIS ALRICH

    ... made it work. The Yuan dynasty painting, Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains by Hong Gongwan, was projected on a large screen behind the players and simple animations were added: drifting boats, ... on Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains by Liu Yuan. The first of the five sections of Caprice, "Cosmic Harmony", began with running notes and, on screen, ink clouds in slow motion, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1597986/picturesque-music-yuan-dynasty-painting-reinvented
  4. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: Seeking the Cave, by James Lenfestey

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain by James Lenfestey Milkweed Editions 3.5 stars David Wilson Cold Mountain Cave may sound like a mythical staple of Chinese literature, but it exists, says poet and essayist James Lenfestey. Better yet, the cave once housed Lenfestey's idol: Tang dynasty bard Han Shan (which literally means Cold Mountain), who wrote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1592319/book-review-seeking-cave-james-lenfestey
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Destination: Uttarakhand

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:50pm by CAMERON DUECK

    ... Cameron Dueck Following in the footsteps of climbing legends reveals how little the mountains and valleys of Uttarakhand have changed in the past 75 years. Words and pictures by Cameron ... the bend, but guides for the mind and the eye as I follow in the footsteps of mountaineering icons. "Mountaineering in the Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas more nearly resembles mountaineering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1583784/destination-uttarakhand
  6. Lifestyle - Health - FITNESS

    Rock climbing is catching on in Hong Kong

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH CHOI

    ... Mountaineering and Climbing Union (CHKMCU). "Once they climbed it, they learned the rock well. They sketched pictures of it and mapped out its routes by difficulty." These images would become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1247450/rock-climbing-catching-hong-kong
  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Australia's Tamborine Mountain Distillery's artisanal approach to making spirits

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Janelle Carrigan

    ... Janelle Carrigan life@scmp.com The Tamborine Mountain Distillery adopts an artisanal approach, writes Janelle Carrigan Arranged on the shelves are dozens of hand-painted bottles. ... overseen by workers in white coats. But it's quite the contrary. Tamborine Mountain Distillery is perched high in the Gold Coast hinterland. Owners Alla Ward and her husband Michael embraced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1313062/australias-tamborine-mountain-distillerys-artisanal-approach
  8. Lifestyle

    On the right track: Mountain biking on the increase in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Mountain biking in the city has hit top gear thanks to government support. But there are still bumps in the road On the right track "An oasis ... Matt Wragg described his experience riding mountain bike trails on Lamma Island in the April issue of Mountain Biking UK magazine. The AFCD now understands that mountain bikers need single ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1292787/right-track-mountain-biking-increase-hong-kong
  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Swedish fashion gets a cool makeover

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:07pm by Divia Harilela

    ... with materials such as linen and pebbled leather, while a picturesque mountain landscape is printed on dresses and sweaters for a statement look. While Sweden is known for its affordable, high-quality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1590931/swedish-fashion-gets-cool-makeover
  10. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Rock climbers lured to the karsts of Getu village

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by JON BUTTERS

    ... mountains and rural life — scenes largely associated with the area surrounding Guilin, Guangxi, and well-known tourist destinations such as Yangshuo. But the limestone towers extend far out ... and the mist is still circling the base of the mountains when we arrive. As I look up the wall from the ground, feelings of apprehension wash through me. But this soon leaves as I climb and the land ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1589278/rock-climbers-lured-karsts-getu-village

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