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Category : China

Pudong District, Shanghai.

Shanghai has a colourful history with heavy foreign involvement (exploitation) throughout the 19th century.

Lingyin Si, Hangzhou, China.

Lingyin Si,  loosely translated to Temple of the Soul’s Retreat or Temple of Inspired Seclusion is a popular attraction on the outskirts of Hangzhou.

The Autumn Leaf, Hangzhou, China

A foggy morning by the West Lake, Hangzhou, a single, coloured, autumn leaf floats on the lake surface.
Hangzhou is known for a number of things one of them being the West Lake, an artificial lake built around 800AD.

Hangzhou, the West Lake

Hangzhou is known for a number of things one of them being the West Lake, an artificial lake built around 800AD.

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Snow monkeys, Huangshan Mountains, China

The monkeys pictured here were part of a troop numbering probably 40 to 50 individuals and included quite a few very young ones.

Wildlife in China and not a panda in sight

snow monkeys, more correctly macaque monkeys. For several years people have enticed the monkeys to come to the edge of a forest by scattering loose corn for them.

From school kids to senior citizens

The curiosity of the kids was matched by their elders who were only too pleased to pause for a photo.

The red umbrella, Fengjie, China.

A number of classical compositional themes here, the single figure on a “rule of thirds” placement, the single contrasting colour element (the umbrella) against the generally muted earthy tones, the recurring lines, and the rock textures.

Huangshan Mountains, China

the Huangshan Mountains, a region that has inspired artists, poets, and others for centuries with its rocky outcrops, forests and sometimes mysterious misty atmosphere.

Ridgeline, Huangshan Mountains, China

the Huangshan Mountains, a region that has inspired artists and poets for centuries with its scenery and often misty weather.

Legs for brakes.

Pictured on the outskirts of Yangshuo, this young woman was maneuvering her cart, loaded high with what appear to be plastic bottles, down a fairly steep hill.

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A strange play of light. Huangshan Mountains, China

Huangshan Mountains (Yellow Mountains), China. The late afternoon provides oblique angled shafts of light pouring in through the gap in the mountains.

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