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  1. by   jayna
    Hey Rose.

    Is stone mountain the one bordering with Vietnam? Because I know one is there am I been there.
    WOOHOO...........Cool pic, similar to Vietnam 'cept the greatwall.
  2. by   thisnurse
    those are beautiful rose. thank you so much for letting us see your country.
  3. by   jccarolina
    WOW Rose, did you take those pic's? Sure there isn't a pro photographer hidden in you somewhere? Thease are great!!!!!
  4. by   nightingale
    Living in Wyomings' drought area has made me keenly aware of moisture and green grasses. Your county looks so lush and moist. I am happy for you that you live in such a beautful country. Thank you for sharing these beautful pictures with us.

    What type of nursing do you do Rose? How many hours are you expected to work each shift? Are there many male nurses in China? How long does it take to educate to become a nurse?

  5. by   a-rose
    The great wall is not one bordering with Vietnam.
    Those pictures are discovered on some Chinese web. Thank those cameramen took such wonderful pictures!
    The most of Chinese nurses go in for bedside nursing. So I do bedside nursing, too. But I like to do psychological nursing because of studying medical psychology. I think that the travel nursing is good. But at present, there is not ¡°Travel Nursing¡± in china. Maybe there is travel nursing like your country in the future. If it is possible, I¡-d like to work as travel nurse. Hours to work each shift are arranged by hospital. Generally speaking, we work seven or eight hours each shift. I think that seven or eight hours to work each shift benefit our health in body and mind. Because Chinese nurses have not part-time job. At present there are seldom the male nurses in China. Before nurses need study two or three years in the nursing school. And now it takes to educate for three or four years to become a nurse. And you?
  6. by   prn nurse
    Great Pictures and Commentary !
    Last edit by prn nurse on Oct 4, '02
  7. by   a-rose
    Chinese Carpet

    Carpet is a kind of beautiful and practical decoration of traditional arts and handicrafts with strong national characteristics. Throughout the whole world, only five countries, namely, China, Egypt, India, Persia (now Iran) and Turkey have long histories of carpet making. Their carpets are of great value in both fields of art and archaeology and some of the carpets are collected, preserved and treasured by museums, collectors and dealers in many different countries.

    Chinese carpet originates from the Northwest of China, where Xinjiang is situated today. Unfortunately nothing has been written down or recorded contemporaneously about the history of it so nothing is known to determine exactly when carpets were invented or began to be used. In 1978 a Xinjiang archaeological team found a piece of woollen fabric aged about three thousand years old and it is thought to be the forerunner of the tufted carpet. Later unearthed tufted carpets showed that the Chinese could weave coloured carpets about twenty five hundred years ago. The experts on antique carpets believe that after the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD), the technique of making carpets spread along the Silk Road extending from Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia, Shenmu, Yulin to Inner Mongolia and Shanxi. It also later expanded to other places like Beijing (then Peking), Tianjing, Hebei and Shandong and they gradually formed their own sub styles of manufacture.

    Chinese traditional knotted carpets were usually made with wool and sometimes Northern nomads used goat and camel hair as well. Early weavers also used silk fibres which could display colour nuances and change of appearance in various light sources.

    The designs on carpets could often be found in other traditional Chinese arts. Designs listed hereunder were widely used: Buddhist and Taoist symbols, such as a swastika; Yin and Yang pictures; some religious designs, like lotus flowers, clouds; animals such as dragons, phoenixes, elephants, bats and horses.

    Designs on these are symbolic rather than decorative. The colours used were also elegant and in good taste: black, blue, red, white, beige and yellow.

    The masterpieces of classical carpets were those made between the 16th and 18th century. They reached the acme of both art and technique. The great skilled weavers created complex designs with curvilinear and geometric lines in perfect balance and symmetry, which were simple, refined and with strong different local characteristics.

    The technique of making carpets spread from China to areas beyond Persia and the features of the designs extended throughout Western Asia.
    The rudimentary looms on which carpets were being woven were not replaced until the Liberation in 1949. However, the carpets made on modern machines could never rival the traditional handmade ones on beauty and value, thought they do meet with the strict quality standards which are mandatory.

    China also produces carpets with non-indigenous Chinese designs such as Persian style and they also incorporate the necessary high quality and durability.
    Last edit by a-rose on Oct 2, '02
  8. by   a-rose
    Following is beautiful wallpaper
  9. by   a-rose
    please click on any place of the black and fireworks appears.
  10. by   cargal
    Ah - a gift to us from China! Thank a-rose!
  11. by   kimmicoobug
    beautiful....I had no idea China could be so beautiful.
  12. by   KeniRN
    Thank you a-rose! The fire works are beautiful!

    That world make a great screen saver!
  13. by   live4today
    Originally posted by a-rose
    please click on any place of the black and fireworks appears.
    Thank you a-rose for sharing that link! Beautiful fireworks, nice music, love the photos of China! So pretty indeed! :kiss