"The Summer Palace or Yi he yuan (traditional Chinese: 頤和園; simplified Chinese: 颐和园; pinyin: Yíhé Yuán; literally "Garden of Nurtured Harmony") 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 its compact 70,000 square meters of building space, one finds a variety of palaces, gardens, and other classical-style architectural structures."
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Gustaw (21670) 2008-05-31 1:03
It is very interesting and very oryginal architecture. I like your composition. Chinise architecture is very exotic for me. Well done. Good colours and light.
jurek1951 (40949) 2008-05-31 1:08
Amazing POV. Very good perspective. Interesting architecture. Good light and colors,good composition.
izmirli (3983) 2008-05-31 1:33
merhaba dear chris
wonderful interesting building.excellent composition and details.excellent colours.well done.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-05-31 1:39
Great architectural shot with beautiful details. The composition is very fine I like the vivid colours, POV is superb. Very well done! Have a nice weekend
noborders (1010) 2008-05-31 1:43
Excellent POV, I don't remember having seen the lake from that point and you managed to make me think again - I was not very impressed by that place but the pagoda looks really nice that way ! Just beautiful,
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-05-31 1:50
It is a beautiful building and the way you framed it with the trees is excellent. The colours are superb and the sharpness is very good. Well done.
snunney (79459) 2008-05-31 1:52
A very nice capture of this pagoda like structure well framed by the trees. The colourful tones of the building stand out well against the powder blue sky. Superb colours and clarity.
papagolf21 (83206) 2008-05-31 3:18
Hello, cher Chris,
Je suis heureux de retrouver vos photographies (absence campagnarde, maison de campagne).
Une vue qui semble irréelle et pourtant !
Très belle mise en image.
xavshot (69835) 2008-05-31 5:52
très belle architecture bine mise en valeur par ta composition. Les couleurs ressortent bien. Beau travail;
sacavem (18610) 2008-05-31 7:26
Amazing!Beautiful architecture, fantastic colors the details are excellent.
Thanks for sharing and all the best,
danos (83031) 2008-05-31 8:02
nice the view of the Summer Palace in Beijing. I like the good placement in the scene,as the vivid colors and light that make it so brilliant and bring out the details of the construction.Informative your note too.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
carper (96) 2008-05-31 10:40
a nice palace Chris,
fine place good pov and very nice for showing us, have a good evening.
siolaw (38050) 2008-05-31 22:39
Fine, slight off centering of this prestigious monument, with well controlled light and fine colors. As sharp as it gets too.
yedirenk (11244) 2008-05-31 23:19
Great architectural details with excellent colours.very beautiful building.good point of view.well done.TFS
Silvio1953 (115815) 2008-06-01 3:15
Hi Chris, great view of splendid architecture with fantastic colors, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
riclopes (35577) 2008-06-01 5:39
Olá Chris, the name of the lake captured my attention. I've been in Kunming, but not in Beijing...Great composition of the wonderful architecture emerging bettween the trees. I like to see the inclusion of the winding stone handrail in FG, almost as a serpent passing by.
Have a nice sunday,
TopGeo (38168) 2008-06-01 11:16
It is very nice interesting composition with excellent shot and perfect landscape! Very good point And a picture full stop. I liked the reference in wheat and her information. They is a interesting locality and important palace
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-06-02 0:46
Amazing architecture and nice contrast between colours. I like your POV and how you framed it with the trees. Excellent focus and sharpness
Have a nice week
ndb1958 (9289) 2008-06-02 9:06
Hi Chris, what a nice foto of a great classical building. Looks wonderful. Great colours, Nino.
jemaflor (80586) 2008-06-02 12:38
Very nice pov, perfect composition for this arcitecture with green trees around, well taken.
Angshu (54689) 2008-06-04 0:36
Superb colours. Like the contrast between the warm red & yellow with the blue of the sea & sky. A typical example of Chinese architecture, well framed with the foliage. Good work!
keribar (43841) 2008-06-04 22:11
When I see this beautiful picture, I get angry because there was no way to go to the top for this shot, our tour let us see the palace only from near the lake.
Friendly regards - Izzet