West Lake by jamie1234545 (94)
kogawa (4332) 2011-06-19 9:45
The three miniature stone pagodas shown on the back of 1 yuan note (only two shown in photo) mark the best place for viewing the moon. Lesser Yingzhou was originally the location of a Buddhist monastery named Baoning Temple. Considered on of the prettiest islands on the lake, Lesser Yingzhou Isle has three small ponds known as the "Three Pools Mirroring the Moon."
Mist and Light by huyinghui (481)
kogawa (4332) 2011-06-19 6:22
A great contribution to this site that for the last 5 years try's to mark Yuanyang's rice fields to be a UNESCO world heritage place.
but please can you put your picture under "Yuanyang" with our pictures from this beautiful place and not just under Yunnan?!
near Turpan... by scalerman (26900)
kogawa (4332) 2008-04-11 4:38
The Flaming Mountain is very popular thanks to a classical novel, The Journey to the West by the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) writer, Wu Cheng'en and its charming hero-- The Monkey King.
In the Han account of the legend, it is said the Monkey King stirred up trouble in Heaven and kicked off the oven for making immortal pills. Charcoals fell from the sky to where the Flaming Mountain now lies-- in the middle of Turpan Basin.
According to the Uigur version, a vicious dragon lived in deep Tianshan Mountain and ate little children. A Uigur hero fought gallantly against the dragon for three days and three nights and cut the dragon into eight parts. The remains of the dragon turned to a scarlet mountain colored by its blood. The eight scars turned into the eight valleys in the Flaming Mountain, including the famous Grape Valley.
The building is not a Muslim shrine but a visitor center of the flaming mountain HuoYan-Shan in Chinese and Keziletage (Red Mt.) in Uigur
Almonds by dubiroman (20)
kogawa (4332) 2006-09-30 17:13
A grate picture from around my home
very special technique as I know from your other works (You aspire in my "Contacts" in my Web Page).
Hope to see more of your work hear
and a grate start in this gallery.
kogawa - www.yuval-naaman.com