Sunday, April 15, 2007


This is a test blog - so ignore the formatting.

Am trying to better establish how I can have entries as "links" on the main page only, so the home page is not completely cluttered. Also fighting issues with placement/formatting of images within an entry, and maximum of five images per? Working with a template, of course, options are limited -- and I do not feel inclined to create my own widgets in HTML. My programming days are long behind me.

These are from Qufu, China -- recent article soon to be published.

Looking south from entrance to the Forest Cemetery.

The exalted sage himself.

One of hundreds of stele on the temple grounds.

Gateway arch to the temple.

The map dates from 1912, and if the Temple of Confucius. He was born in Qufu, and this small town remains a pilgrimage site for many Chinese.

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An inveterate traveler, who has explored all seven continents, Neil centres his freelance writing today on travel.
Published work includes travel writing in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Buffalo News, Travel Scoop and The Wonderful World of Budget Travel. Featured destinations include: Toronto, Ontario; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Qufu, China; Oaxaca, Mexico; Jersey, Channel Islands; Trans-Siberian Express.
Neil’s photography focuses on finding images of the worlds he visits that capture the essence of “place”. Whether photographing landscapes, archaeological sites or locals, the goal is to make a picture emotive of what brought one there.
Photography has been published in Camera Canada, Foto Flash, Minolta Mirror and travel publications, as well as displayed at gallery exhibits in Toronto.