To lay down their life journey where the number of shackles and burdens, I am finally in June where a quiet midnight a feeling of make themselves could not believe the surprise, multiplied by the westbound train, I began longing for the long trip to the northwest.
After the train due to travel without sleeper tickets bought in advance, put our party temporarily settled in the dining car. I am actually in the dining car are both fatty and tired of the narrow space, listening to played Dvorak's "self-New World", Dvorak symphonies and trains this grand march of the rhythm is very out of step. While the eyes wide open and can not see the car window scene, but my heart is still with the wings of music began to land in magnificent flight west.
(1) Loess wonders of the next day, the train still in Henan province, as if already begun loess landforms. Outside the car crossed a number of large and small accumulation of loess hills, each hill has several side off the cliff like Daoxue erect the same. Vegetation is very dense, not as I imagined the dry and barren. Occasionally several cave dwellings, and outward side are neat lines with the red brick. Because they are not fall it, did not see the cave full of corn and red pepper plug-farm scene. Train through several tunnels.
After a long period of no account, it is plain boring after about three in the afternoon, the train entered the Loess Plateau. I began to realize that in the Loess Plateau is not the high altitude plains, the plateau surface was the phenomenon of mountain areas, such as hills, sometimes like a basin in a variety of colorful patterns. Trains are sometimes in loess mountain walk through, everywhere are both piled into the thousands of loess hill Wanhe, sometimes walking in a small verdant plains, eyes suddenly upright with the unexpected emergence of the loess hills. Mercedes-Benz in the vast Loess Plateau, the train, I have never transferred to the eyes staring out the window, enjoying the odd male virility loess landscapes and enjoy the Mother Nature.
Set foot on the westbound road from the beginning, I first watch the spectacle of loess on the whole journey and I formed a deep bond. Subsequent re-way westbound, whether it is a dream city of the desert, Dunhuang treasures, or Ancient City of Gaochang, Jiayu with big, are big with the sticky, very strong, for thousands of years made the same kind of loess Ben Zhu. This way, I really feel that the Yellow River and Loess is the yellow skin of the Chinese people is indeed the source of civilization.
The vegetation on the Loess Plateau has been very rich, is the loess hills are covered with layers of verdant rice terraces, so that I deeply feel that the power struggle between man and nature.
A pulse train along the verdant rolling hills to go a very long time, the window was actually Yimapingchuan, tree remains high, there is no sense of desolation. The mountains gradually back, appears to Castle Peak looms. To hear the conductor say Qinling Mountains, let me really excited about.
(B) Baqiao Green is the Willow a Xi'an Railway Station, the first thing that catches your eyes is the tall, blue gray of the ancient city wall, so reminds me of the "abolition of all" about blowing Xun scenarios, there is a kind of icy, gloomy feeling .
Well-preserved Ming city wall, bell tower steady to an embrace of lying in Xi'an City, the moat, drawbridge everywhere gives to the weight of history and not realistic. The ancient city walls bustling commercial street, neon color so that the history of ancient and modern with wonderful blend. Xi'an streets of the trees and many lush.
Spots in the hills at the foot of a verdant exquisite. Jiulong Chi surrounded by trees, the thick red goldfish swimming than the West Lake fish, Guan Yu attractions are many many more. Dotted with lily ponds and across the lush green, much like southern scenery, I might forget completely forgetting the Northwest.
By car out of Xi'an, in the Weihe River flowing through an open plain, on a small place names, "Baqiao" Let me with emotion. This is the ancient willow leaves off farewell friends place, so-called "Do not hurt every year, Baqiao snow." Today, there are still planted with willows during Tang and Song literati do not know whether this is under the willow tree in these parting and ecstasy?
(C) The style of the Yellow River failed to Lanzhou ago, relying on right across the country, Lanzhou Ramen Museum Cuci bowl impression, I thought Lanzhou is a rugged northern cities, such as a sounded beard and hearty pride of the northern Han. From Lanzhou Railway Station out of station, the spacious square in front of the station, lined with tall buildings before let me know Lanzhou is a modern metropolis. Till car here, amenity floor high-rise buildings, clean streets, made me surprised at the beauty of Lanzhou.
The only wear the Yellow River in Lanzhou city, but after the city, 10 kilometers along the Yellow River in Riverbank Road, the Lanzhou unique beautiful scenery. Here is a modern city buildings, trees, flowers, the river is full of morning exercises, open to the public; the other side, the Yellow River generous, gentle flowing manner, backed by a dignified and calm pulse to Castle Peak. In a very bright sunshine and blue sky background, the landscape started slowly as a scroll, for more than a number of natural waterfront of Huangpu River, there are dignified, clear, simple aesthetic. The first bridge known as the Yellow River Iron Bridge Dao Shi, Zhongshan and Shanghai Garden Bridge is very similar, but lower than the much larger outside the White Bridge.
Jinding beef noodle chain in years, a small bowl of fresh Shuang-ching, considerable and can enjoy the beef noodle soup is an art. To be followed by three different specifications of ramen the tables, the exquisite small bowl lying with Qingqing Yaya a small chopsticks noodles, let me not help lamenting the rich connotation of Chinese food culture.
Lanzhou and Xi'an, like green very well. White Tower of the Yellow River on the other side of the hill has also planted trees, occasionally jumping squirrels in the woods. Let me mystified Peak ground is neither flat nor smooth, but as the field divided into the same block, one question found it was easy for the Peak water use of trees.
(D) of the Qilian Xuefeng night car ride from Lanzhou, dawn later, the train is still the Hexi Corridor on the Mercedes-Benz. Outside the car began to appear with no green, no surface life. A seat Xun Phosphorus big Rock Hill naked demonstrating the primitive and the wild and crustal movement. Here the mountains are presented with ashen face, brown and red color difference is probably rich in metal ores reasons.
Distant horizon appeared a blur of faint light of the silvery white. I did not dare think about it, thought it was vertigo, and under the fan or the white clouds cloth barrier. Such as silver-white peaks that greets us again, I could not help but greet fellow quick look. Since then, the beautiful peaks of the Qilian has been in the window before, along with I have been to the Jiayu Guan. Big green mountains gray mountains into the blue sky, only a faint peak of rolling in the sun's light, a shining silver-white luster, beautiful great.
With the train moving, the mountains get closer and closer. Qilian Shan mountain range with it is both varied and endless variations of the posture I was fascinated by, let me hang around.
With iron and steel as the main industry in Jiayu Guan city, quiet and clean. Tso seen this year, when stationed themselves for the benefit of future generations by planting "left the public Liu", we boarded the Jiayu Guan tower.
Ben Zhu made of loess Jiayu Guan in the blue sky and white clouds, Yimapingchuan the backdrop of the Gobi background, appear to be so magnificent. Thought that the most western end of the Great Wall, in the vast desert on the Jiayu Guan, is a small fort that has been the collapse of the soil. Did not think through the Millennium weathered, appears in Jiayu Guan in front of me is still so imposing rigorous, and in a magnificent building, was westbound on the road I saw the most beautiful and spectacular landscape.
Takato bright and clean blue sky was covered with black desert expanse of green, khaki towering stands of ancient customs, monastery is surrounded by connecting heaven and earth Office, gentle touch of silvery white peaks of the Qilian Talking, tubs excellence. Whole picture is extremely pure, solemn and quiet, there is no intersection of the millennium before the knife Ji, flags fluttering, and no visitors crowded crowded today, despite the impetuous, everything is so pure, so peaceful, only the blue sky and white clouds, Gobi, with big, to Tian Zhisuo a reply, to the set, quietly have had to show you the gold Ge iron railings, the vast breadth of being grand, vehement, and demonstrates the past has ever Hunpu male broad, magnificent mighty wind, masculine beauty.
Jiayu Guan wall, there is a camel riding for visitors has been so timid in my big Miri heaven and earth, but also no more timid, the first one ran riding on camels, in the hump to experience the rhythm of the millennium change history a perfect blend of style and nature.
(E) of this desert city of dreams westbound, the most let me longing, and the most mysterious is that I am Gobi desert. Set foot on the westbound train, I am the way are looking forward to Smoke in the desert scenes straight. In my mind, the desert is not the end of the earth stopped without shelter, is a lonely traveler between heaven and earth distanced themselves. Jiayu Guan Dunhuang from hundreds of kilometers to about six or seven-hour drive, let me feel the genuineness of the boundless Gobi desert and sharing with experience of nature Kulie ruthless.
Car has been pretty good road national highway and provincial roads Mercedes-Benz. At first, in my cell phone to his family issued a short message, said: "had gone to Dunhuang, where everything makes me excited, mountain, earth, desert ... ... I listened to the 'Symphonie Fantastique', side of the car Mercedes-Benz in the blue sky and white clouds, days, far from the natural high ground, the feeling of stick grade. " In the Yumen, Jiuquan, etc., separated there will be a very distant trees, fields and villages, but the Anxi county road on the yellow sand, trees parched curly leaves have a clear indication of the extreme drought. Away from the desert nearer.
After a Anxi, almost no signs of human habitation of the. Car dealers for several hours, almost did not see one of the Habitat, no one, no water, no life, apart from the desert here, where a cluster of clusters and Achnatherum, camel thorn, hardly any signs of life. Everything was silent, only the yellow-white of the desert seemed never-ending. Without masking the warm sun exposure to the earth, the distance of the yellow naked at the foot of the mountains, the earth seems to have been roasted to sunburn, transpiration white mist. At this time there along the foot of a big wave of a reddish silver lake, shore, trees distinctly visible. This is just a mirage.
Deep in the desert, lonely place, suddenly the bridge to the Bay gucheng let me lack of psychological preparation. Kangxi Emperor had a dream where there is a glorified fortresses, so Bo Jukuan sent construct a result, contractors are corrupt, corruption, a huge city with silver, hastily built a small town cross. The vast desert, the few residual high 5-8 cream-colored walls, blocking a dream city of monuments, sites 200 meters away from the dream of the city built the bridge at Bay Old City Museum. Hall with the corrupt officials who made his son the body Pigu, poll bowl suddenly in the head, it is Heart of terror. Museum several handsome girl with pure Mandarin calmly explain to us a few hundred years ago this happened. Same history and reality made me feel dreamlike. I specially went off in the dream city of the former according to Chang, like, hot and dry desert winds of the fluttering from my long hair, and my body seemed to immediately get swept away all the moisture. The wind is invisible desert wind, because there is no trees, no banners, no wind can be played by any object, everything seemed so quiet.
To leave the Bay Bridge, a dream city, the vehicles in the desert, the grass is not even a long piece of desert on the yellow and white and went for a very long time. Lonely, weird and even the feeling of terror, as far as the mountain yellow-white oppression come. I wonder if that year there were no roads, no communication circumstances, CHANG Shu-hung, Chang Ta-chien Tuodui is how to cross the vast expanse of the desert? I suddenly found under the wheels of the road is also different from usual. It has no signs, no traffic signals composed of language, do not have any tips about it all in the desert are totally unnecessary. Roadside wind erosion occurs Yardang Landform loess formation, or if the tiger, or if the lion, or if the peacocks, I do not know that the millennium change, hard as stone fort in the desert loess depths, quietly waiting for something in the kind of story?
The moon rises from behind the mountains, had said the sun had just gone down so much, even more mysterious, strange, Qi Gui.
(F) of joy Turpan 5:00, the moon still hangs in the sky, the train to arrive in Turpan. Although the road on both sides remains the same as yesterday's Gobi desert, even desolate than even Anxi, (where there are a number of Achnatherum and camel thorn, Turpan Gobi Desert In addition to stone or stones, and even a grass did not), but I feel the whole and the previous day had been very different. In the Turpan entire trip, travel in the car constantly playing "We are a good place in Xinjiang," "the most beautiful in Xinjiang" and other songs, cheerful atmosphere and the lady guide describes the situation in Xinjiang pride when what has become fun for the whole car carefree together.
We first visited the Tang Dynasty Ancient City of Gaochang, and the Bay Bridge, city of dreams, like, this is the Gobi on a loess wall remains. Several Uighur girl carrying a string of their respective sound of the bells jingle followed behind us, they are very three-dimensional sense of the beautiful face, blunt Putonghua and shy innocent eyes really are extremely cute. I soon, and a little girl the same age as my daughter make friends, and bought a bunch of bells from her, probably want crisp bell echoed through the plain, after I get back home life. Turned a gucheng loess walls, came a cheerful music, two Uighur girl in the accompaniment of two Uyghur guy is jumping dance. See them free and unconstrained and a distinct rhythm of the dance, I really wanted to go in the past, and they dance with them.
In the construction of a strong drought in the side of Red Rock Hill Folk Museum on the Banpo Village, a fat girl is almost laughing all the way took us to visit the museum, let us also not help but laugh along with them. Museum of the yard, a hale and hearty hoary old Uighur ethnic musical instruments in the piano to "hot wap" young man selling tickets to hand drum music should be and the elderly. Although only two people, two kinds of musical instruments, but the tunes sound very fullness of harmony, and strong sense of rhythm. I sat beside the piano for the elderly for a long time, playing an impromptu concert in the field, he was happy tunes that echo in his heart. Bid farewell to the old man, and we drove the car out for a very long, but also hear the music behind him came the sound of that joy.
Grape Valley Wild Man ditch full of green vines make our eyes look at infiltration up, let my soul from the past few days the yellow desert travel fatigue and exhaustion out of. Karizi visited the museum, before we know Turpan irrigation water, all artificial culverts, dozens of kilometers away from the introduction of the Tianshan snow. I have not but praise the Uighur people use diligence and wisdom to overcome the harsh natural environment, and won the green beauties, fruit filled ditch, joy Mantani.
Grape Valley deep shade is also hidden in an unexpected Wang Luobin Museum of Art. The western singers experienced many vicissitudes of life has always been pregnant with a child's point, he used the most beautiful melody, the most melodious songs of praise and love of life. Since then, "In that distant place" This is the first love never occur again with me on the westbound carriageway of the remaining mileage.
Northwest end of the end of the trip, in the return journey the plane, I just sat next to the porthole. Through the pure air and veil-like clouds, I once again enjoying the Northwest earth's vigorous and sublime, once again enjoy the luxuriant mountains, vast desert of the vast and boundless. Under the wings of rugged mountains and tame to suit bent over the earth, the desert in order to sketch out such a huge rafter Jubi soft lines, occasionally dotted the lake like a treasure on which the blue diamonds in the sunshine sparkling shine.
From northwest to come back for a long time, I am still unable to extricate themselves immersed in the Northwest style. The width of the earth that are hosted by the Northwest great weather, natural and cultural landscape of mixed strains of camel-ling, the mysterious desert, has become the soul of my dreams pull the Department of spiritual home. I had to use a pen to record my intuitive feeling down, my eyes to see, with all the soul to experience solidified on paper. Along the way visit the many famous attractions such as Terracotta Warriors, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, Mingsha Mountain, Crescent Moon Spring, Tianshan Heavenly Lake and so on, because there are many travels have been described, but also because I am limited by the knowledge and experience can not describe its essence out of 12 , had omitted.
In that distant place ... ...