Mini’s Take The States 2018

Here are a few pictures that I took on the Rally To The Rockies July 14 to July 22, 2018. With a friend of mine who owns a Mini Cooper, I participated in one segment of the Mini’s Take The States starting from Sacramento Raley’s Field and ending at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California. I had lots of fun on the rally and everyone else seemed to have lots of fun too. It was very colorful and festive.

Hmong New Year 2013-2014

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I took these pictures at the Stockton Hmong New Year Celebration November 9 at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, California. There were lots of people wearing traditional Hmong dress, lots of cultural activities, and lots of tasty food. After I walked around taking pictures, I ate Hmong BBQ chicken with sticky rice and of course papaya salad. I used a Nikon D600 FX with a Nikkor 70 to 300 mm telephoto lens. ‘Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab’ or Happy New Year!

Khmer New Year in Stockton, CA.

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Here are some pictures that I took as I walked around Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple on Carpenter Road near Highway 99 in Stockton, California. This weekend is the Cambodian New Year Celebration. There’re a great deal of food, displays, music and more celebrating the Cambodian New Year 2013. I used a Nikon D600 FX with a Nikon 24 to 85 mm. A beautiful day and a colorful celebration!

Stockton Cambodian Buddhist Temple Statues

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Here are eight pictures that I took of Wat Dharmararam, Stockton Cambodian Buddhist Temple Statues. There are over 90 beautifully colored and decorated bigger than life statues. The statues celebrate and tell the story of the Cambodian Buddha. The temple is located in Stockton on Carpenter Road. I took the Mariposa Exit off of Highway 99. I used a Nikon D300s with a Nikon 18 to 200 mm DX lens. These temple statues are another among many beautiful, culturally diverse and engaging places to visit and to tour around the Central Valley of California.

Suisun City Fireworks

Fourth of July BBQ and Fireworks at a friend’s house near the Civic Center on the marina in Suisun City, California. Walking a block from the house, I took these pictures of Independence Day Fireworks on the marina with a tripod and a Nikon D200 with a Nikon 35mm DX lens.

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