Last Updated on January 22, 2006

December, 2004: Ancient Stone Towers of the Tribal Corridor for 2 weeks at the UN Headquarters in New York

“Secret Towers of the Himalayas”

  An exhibition of 47 photos showing ancient stone towers of Sichuan and Tibet was held in the South Lobby of the Secretariat Building of the United Nations in New York from December 6th to 17th. This exhibition, sponsored by the author of 37 of the photos, Miss Frederique Darragon, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of China to the UN, was held to raise awareness about these extraordinary ancient sky-scrapers, gather funds for protecting the towers, their environment and the local customs,and to promote the towers nomination on the World Heritage List, as a Joint Serial Cultural and Natural Site, together with the “Four Pretty Girls” Mountains.
Four Chinese artists, Han Yuanhua, Lan Yong, Lu Haillin and Sun Lei, as well as Kenzo Okawa, photographer and particular adviser of the Nature Reserve Management Bureau of the Four Pretty Girls Mountains, had graciously authorized the publication of their photos

    With the support of the Chinese Book Club
                And of the United Nations Foundation

Go to their website

www.unfoundation.org (United Nations Foundation)      

http://www.youduo.com (Lan Yong, Lu Haillin and Sun Lei)

http://www.eastalps.com/scholaweb/conts.htm (Kenzo Okawa)

 

 

From the Chinese Embassy's website

Reception Hosted by Ambassador Wang Guangya and His Wife for Photographic Exhibition of "Towers of Himalayas
(7 December 2004)
Ambassador Wang addressed to the guests.
Ambassador Wang and guests watched the exhibits together.
Ambassador Wang, Mrs. Wang and French photographer Ms. Frederique Darragon (center)
Ambassador Wang met with UN Under-Secretary-General Mr. Tharoor (left) at the exhibition.
A conorner of the exhibition

Go to their website at www.china-un.org

 

 
 
From the Chinese Embassy's website
Reception Hosted by Ambassador Wang Guangya and His Wife for Photographic Exhibition of "Towers of Himalayas"
(7 December 2004)

Photographic exhibition of "Chinese Historical Relics - Towers of Himalayas" has been inaugurated at the United Nations and it will be open from December 6 to 17. On December 7, Ambassador Wang Guangya, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, and his wife hosted a reception in honor of the exhibition. Permanent Representatives of many countries were present at the reception, including those from Germany, Russia, Japan, Bangladesh, Algeria, Brunei and Viet Nam. More than 100 other guests were also at the reception, including U.N. Under-Secretary-General Mr. Tharoor, Chinese U.N. employees, and friends from the American cultural, commercial and other circles. Ambassador Wang and French Photographer Ms. Frederique Darragon delivered speeches respectively at the reception.

The exhibition was co-sponsored by the U.N. Book Club and Ms. Frederique Darragon. The exhibition shows works of ancient towers taken in Sichuan Province by Ms. Darragon and other photographers including Lu Hailin, Lan Yong, Sun Lei, Han Yuanhua and Kenzo Okawa.

Go to their website at www.china-un.org

 

March 19,2005; 16 photos of Ancient Stone Towers of the Tribal Corridor of Southwest China in the Platinium Room during the cocktail Party of the Annual Dinner of the Explorers Club

( Waldorf-Astoria, New York.)


This exhibition, sponsored by the author of 14 of the photos, Miss Frederique Darragon,
in cooperation with the Explorers Club was held to raise awareness about these extraordinary ancient sky-scrapers in the Explorers' and Scientific Communities,.
Two other artists, Lu Haillin and Kenzo Okawa, had graciously authorized the publication of their photos

Richard Wiese, President of the Explorers Club and Frederique ,dressed as a rGyalrong girl. Remede twin towers photo in the background.

 

Photo by Craig Chesek-Explorers Club


 

 June 24,2005: “Secret Towers of the Himalayas,
The Stone Star-shaped Towers of the Ancient Tribes of South-west China”

An event of the “Annee de la France en Chine”

 

Exhibit of 64 photos
representing ancient towers from Aba Zhou, Ganzi Zhou, Liangshan Zhou and Gongbu (Tibetan Autonomus Region) as well as local customs and endangered animals.
The purpose of this exhibit is
1- to raise awareness about these extraordinary sky-scrapers, their potential as tourist destinations as well as the problems linked with the etablishment of a coherent and holistic management plan that would benefit the local populations and include the protection of the wild life.
2-To promote cooperation between the different stake-holders, the scientific community, the medias and the Chinese and Western NGOs.

June 24 to August 30,2005,to Chengdu
Sichuan University Museum, Sichuan University Wangjian XiaoQu, East Gate 29,Wangjiang Road,Chengdu City
Open from 9am to 6pm, every day
Admission : 10RMB
Phone:028-85412451
Discounted prices for students , for minority people a limited number of free passes can be obtained from the Unicorn Foundation



Photos by Frederique Darragon and Kenzo Okawa, Lu Hailin, Mike Hill, Sheng helin,Han Yuanhua, Lan Yong,Cheng Xiaoou,Sun Lei (Suen Lui),Sun Jian, Wang Kaiyou, Wang Shibo, Xi Zhinong, Zhao Hong,Zhe Li,Zhou Xiaolin. All of whom have graciously lend their photos free of charge

In cooperation with
The Cultural Departement of Sichuan Province
The Sichuan University Unicorn Heritage Institute
The Sichuan University Museum
And
The French Embassy and l'Alliance Francaise

Also in cooperation with
The China Heritage Society,
and
The Sichuan Institute of Minority Cultures and Arts,
Fauna and Flora international,
The Chinese Vernacular Architecture Institute,
The Beijing Zoo, Wild China Studio,
The Sichuan Youth Institute for Culture and Communication.

With the support of Air China

Click here for the various websites and the photographers CV and photos

 

To Beijing from September 19 to 30, 2005
In cooperation with the French Embassy and the French Cultural Center
French Cultural Center
18 Gongtixilu
Chaoyang District
100020
Beijing
Phone: 010 6553 2678

To Paris and Hong Kong in fall 2006

Soon you will be able to buy the FIRST book ever published about these incredible ancient sky-scrapers. (for details, click here)
Also with photos of exotic and endangered local animals and of rare flowers.


All the profits will be deposited on the Unicorn Foundation's account