BRISBANE U3A LOGAN DISTRICT


LOGAN DISTRICT of U3A BRISBANE.

The University of the Third Age
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Learning for Pleasure in the age of Leisure. Classes, Groups and Activities for seniors.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

SOME MEMBERS OF LOGAN DISTRICT U3A MEET THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN NANJING.

Presentation of painting from University of the Elderly to U3A Brisbane.

Members of Logan District of Brisbane U3A join in a painting class of Jinling University of the Elderly.

Friday, 18 October 2013

MORE FROM CHINA

The "Experiencing China' class are enjoying their trip to China. Josie has kindly sent us photos.

The First Chinese Water Town- Zhouzhuang
Tour Guide talk
Gondola at Zhouzhuang with live singing

Where maria got lost.....last seen swimming in the canal

Humble Administrator's Garden-enjoying the peace and serenity of the garden.

Humble Administrator's garden-Young artists at work

Humble Administrator's Garden- Bonsai collection
Mandarin Duck in Humble Administrator's Garden

Cute fire engine designed for narrow cobbled streets in ancient city

 The ancient shopping arcade                                        and Venice of the Orient 


Tail of the Tiger on Tiger Hill-Thousand year old pagoda on top of Tiger Hill
Warm welcome to Tiger Hill
Gondola ride on Venice of the Orient

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The "Experiencing China" class are doing just that.

Byan and his class in China they are all set to visit the ancient city of Fengjing

 They enjoyed a dinner show in Shanghai

 They visited the Yu Yang Garden in Shanghai.

Shanghai by day.

Monday, 14 October 2013

EXPERIENCING CHINA (LITERARILY)

Yes, the "Experiencing China" group have taken their lessons seriously. Bryan Isles, the tutor of the "Experiencing China" class  has taken his students to China for a hands on lesson.

This is how Bryan describes the trip:


The intent of the trip rose from a conversation I had in Nanjing several years ago about forming a partnership between U3A Brisbane and U3A Nanjing.  Incidentally China call its organisation “University for the Elderly”.  While in Nanjing our group will mix with the members from Nanjing and also get the opportunity to study Chinese Art, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Embroidery, Tai Chi etc.

So I worked through a travel group in Nanjing that is operated by a former student who completed her TAFE diploma in Brisbane then studied her degree and Masters at QUT.

This group will spend time visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites along the Yangtze River Delta region, spend 2 days at U3A in Nanjing as well as visit several sites including the Sin Yat Sen’s Mausoleum, the memorial for the Japanese invasion and Confucius Temple. 

We the  go inland toward the famous Yellow Mountain Scenic Park but do not have time to visit the mountain but instead will visit 2 ancient cities in the region. Then it is onto Hangzhou for a couple of days before returning to Shanghai.

Josie, one of the students has sent a photo of when they arrived in Shanghai.



Bryan tutoring in class before the trip.