impression | Nanjing

Hi lovelies,

thank you so much for visiting my blog. Once again business sent em to china to finish an important project. As the internet connection in Nanjing was really slow, I had to wait until today to share some impressions with you (right now I’m an a hotel in Shanghai).

On Saturday I had a day off, so together with a colleague from our Chinese office I did some sightseeing in Nanjing.

First we visited the Zijinshan Astronomical Observatory on the purple mountain and had a look at some old astronomical instruments from China and also at some more modern ones from Zeiss Jena, Germany.

 Here is one of the domes for astronomical research. Maybe I somewhen mentioned I also do astonomical observations in my free time, so this area was quite interesting for me.img_1660-462x616 impression | Nanjing Also really interesting and also quite impressive was this old Chines instrument for observations –  not only from scientific but also from a historic point of view. Furthermore – the ornaments are really amazing …img_1662-1024x768 impression | Nanjing Here you can see a picture my colleage took of me also showing my outfit for this day:img_1665-1024x768 impression | NanjingThe observatory on this mountain is still used for research, so they not just have one dome there, but many more …
img_1668-1024x768 impression | Nanjing In one room there was an exhibition showing paintings of astronomical objects and in the center of this a big refractor – a telescope working with lenses from a time where you still watched the stars using a human eye instead of today’s ccd cameras …img_1678-1024x768 impression | Nanjing Some fascinating aspect in China is the combination of modern elements with old, traditional architecture. This gate for example leads to another dome …img_1679-1024x768 impression | Nanjing containing a reflector from Carl Zeiss, Jena with a diameter  of 600 mm. img_1680-462x616 impression | NanjingDuring the next days I will show you more impressions from the “Purple Mountain” in Nanjing. Now I just want to thank you once again for stopping by and hopefully you will

Have a wonderful time!

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