On the dormant uqpu.net website, a stunning photogallery of the famous Teahouse at the Southern Peak, showing you what is involved in reaching said cup of tea on the southern peak of Mt. Huashan in China. Above, a photo of what part of the journey looks like, and that's not even the worst part.
The teahouse is one of the many Taoist temples to be found on each of the five peaks that make up Mt. Huashan. As the original inhabitants practiced asceticism, and didn't make a habit of traveling, they daily meditation was heavily accented by drinking tea. For this reason, over the years, this temple has turned into a teahouse. When seen on a map, the mountain range forms a sort of flower shape. The temple was built here because each of the five peaks needed to be populated in order to complete the flower.
Mt. Huashan is located in Huayin, a city 120km east of Xi'an in the Shaanxi Province of China. For reference, Xi'an is the location were they unearthed the Terracotta Warriors and the cradle of Chinese culture extending some 3000 years into the past. This particular teahouse is on the South Peak, which has an altitude of 7,087 feet.
|Phones Won't Take a Plane Down, So Why Do They Need to Be Off?|
|Top Gear's Richard Hammond Drives a Modified Lotus Underwater|
|Ford's OpenXC Platform: Open Source Hardware and Software for Vehicle Developers|
|"In 2011, Chernobyl, site of the world's worst catastrophe at a nuclear power plant, was officially declared a tourist attraction."|
|Shoes, Books and a Bike|
|"Most of what kids currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40."|
|“There was not only automation but where the suggestion that humans had any control [...] was absent too.”|
|“That glazed-over look a grandma has at a Vegas slot machine is the same look Facebook chases in its users scrolling the feed.”|
|"This very internationalism that contributed to the apocalyptic disaster that ended the Bronze Age."|
|Loneliness is Not an Old Friend|
|“The use of AI assistants may dramatically accelerate and broaden what might be looked back on as a global period of cognitive decline.”|
|“It was weeks later that she was at a party and realized she'd been texting with her dead friend's bot for 30 minutes.”|
|“You can make spaceships much bigger than anything we’ve seen so far in history.”|
|“One of the major concerns with asteroid mining is, of course, getting to the asteroids.”|
|“It's unbelievable how much energy is released.”|
|Top 10 Reasons Men Are Scum|
|“You can think of quasars as lighthouses in the dark of the early universe.”|