This picture was taken nearby the Summer Palace or Yihe Yuan. The Yihe Yuan is a palace in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill (60 meters high) and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water. The central Kunming Lake covering 2.2 square kilometers was entirely man made and the excavated soil was used to build Longevity Hill. In the Summer Palace, one finds a variety of palaces, gardens, and other classical-style architectural structures.
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papon (1283) 2010-08-12 9:58
What a magnific landscape, just wonderful colors, sharpness. Great clear photo.
Wanda1 (14980) 2010-08-13 0:10
It almost looks like a painting. I love the soft faded colours and the tiny figures scattered throughout the scene. The white sky does not bother me, in this situation I find that it adds to the atmosphere of the setting and the winter time, but maybe you could have had slightly less of it, so that there is not so much open space at the top. A nice scene though.