Friday, November 11, 2011

The Pavilion of Prince Teng

A glimpse of the street vendors of Nanchang
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On Friday we visited the Pavilion of Prince Teng, a famous landmark in Nanchang since 653 AD.  The current structure is only ten years old, but is a replica of the original building which has been built, destroyed and rebuilt at least 25 times over the centuries.  The building is gorgeous and when we reached the top we were able to see a show featuring traditional Chinese music.
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In the garden outside the Pavilion

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My Chinese Zodiac animal is the dog
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Natalie's is the ox (Gary's is the rooster, but we couldn't find it in the garden.
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The Pavilion visit was followed by another incredible multi course Chinese meal.  The variety of the food is amazing and all three of us are leaving the table with very full stomachs.  Hopefully Natalie will start to put on a little weight soon.

Whenever we take the Newfs for a walk in public we are bombarded by people wanting to pet them and take their photos.  We never dreamed that we would have a similar experience in China with a Chinese baby, but people are drawn to Natalie and want to admire her and touch her cheek.  Many people have given us thumbs up when they realize we have adopted Natalie.  In the elevator tonight one woman started thanking us profusely for adopting a Chinese baby. We have heard "Lucky Baby" several times; we think we are the lucky parents!

These pretty ladies were part of Natalie's fan club today.
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I believe I mentioned before that Natalie loves to play sharing games.  She will pass items back and forth with us and is so generous with her toys.  Today though she added a twist to the game.  At one point today she did not have any toys readily available, but wanted to share with Gary.  She pinched her fingers together like she was holding something and then opened her fingers above his open palm like she was dropping something into his hand.  He got right into the game and the two of them passed the imaginary object back and forth several times.  Now it is their new favorite game and they have played it several times...so sweet.

4 comments:

Debbie Sauer said...

Can't wait to see her smile. She is so gorgeous. Blessings, Debbie

Jstar said...

So stinking excited for you guys!!! Keep the photos coming :)

Oh, and you should definitely pick up some tea from Wannian County - they're known for their tea and it's fun to have something from our girls' finding counties!

Just Ramblin' said...

Amazing photos and what moments and memories for Natalie to look through as she grows. Everyone looks like they are bonding and melding into families. : )

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Looks like you guys are having fun, thanks fur sharing all the photos!

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