One of several impressive arched gates, located around the Summer Palace. In the bg, the 'marble boat' can be seen. This is a link to the 'Marble Boat'
The three columns caught my eye here.
"The Summer Palace started out life as the Garden of Clear Ripples (traditional Chinese: 清漪園; simplified Chinese: 清漪园; pinyin: Qīngyī Yuán) in 1750 (Reign Year 15 of Emperor Qianlong). Artisans reproduced the garden architecture styles of various palaces in China. Kunming Lake was created by extending an existing body of water to imitate the West Lake in Hangzhou. The palace complex suffered two major attacks--during the Anglo-French allied invasion of 1860 (with the Old Summer Palace also ransacked at the same time), and during the Boxer Rebellion, in an attack by the eight allied powers in 1900. The garden survived and was rebuilt in 1886 and 1902. In 1888, it was given the current name, Yihe Yuan. It served as a summer resort for Empress Dowager Cixi, who diverted 30 million taels of silver, said to be originally designated for the Chinese navy (Beiyang Fleet), into the reconstruction and enlargement of the Summer Palace.
In December 1998, UNESCO included the Summer Palace on it's World Heritage List. It declared the Summer Palace an "outstanding expression of the creative art of Chinese landscape garden design, incorporating the works of humankind and nature in a harmonious whole." It is a popular tourist destination, but also serves as a recreational park."
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-06-09 1:34
Hello Chris! Wonderful colors. Good light and sharp. Good POV. Original work. Well done!
snunney (98241) 2008-06-09 1:38
A good perspective on this magnificent gateway. The vertical format is well chosen and the detail beautifully rendered.
gracious (20025) 2008-06-09 1:38
Best pov to have this beautiful arched gates well captured!
the exposure and focus is spot on with perfect sharpness, nice colour and superb details
very well done and the notes
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-06-09 1:40
Nice colourfull gate for the Summer Palace. Excellent perspective in order to show us more details.
TFs and have a nice week
azaf1 (15929) 2008-06-09 1:40
Neighbors today. \Excellent capture and not from this most beautiful arches in the summer palace
Paolo (41222) 2008-06-09 1:41
Hi Chris, good one, colorful, excellent POV, quality and beautiful view.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-06-09 1:57
Amazing shot for this gate. The composition is very spectacular I like the rich details and the great colours. Splendid architectural shot, Have a nice week
Cricri (118673) 2008-06-09 2:18
Excellent POV de ces colonnes de toutes beauté aussi bien en détails et couleurs, un endroit qui vaut la peine d'être visiter, belle présentation
Have a nice day for you
kermit350 (9016) 2008-06-09 2:28
Hello Chris, it is a door impressive by its size, and very pretty by its design with its red color flashant, beautiful point of view behind which one sees Summer Palace, a very good light also assistance to detailed it beautiful structure of the work, sincerely ................Hello Chris, c’est une porte impressionnante par sa taille, et très jolie par sa conception avec ses couleur rouge flashant, beau point de vue derrière lesquels l’on aperçoit le Summer Palace, une très bonne lumière aussi aide à détaillé la bel structure de l’ouvrage, bien amicalement
MiguelP (14470) 2008-06-09 3:05
Hi Chris. A very colorfull gate, I enjoy here the point of view of the photo, also the DOF is very well done. Congratulations.
riclopes (35577) 2008-06-09 3:40
Olá Chris, nice window to the marble boat. The colorful details on top are impressive and giving a strong visual impact to this image. The light is beautiful and well exposed on the white marble. Excellent vertical composition.
TopGeo (38216) 2008-06-09 5:00
Hi Chris! Exceptional the manufactures of palaces and the details architectural Very beautiful receptions with interesting red colours and very good management of lighting! I like the drawings and the WS picture praise you.
UnTrained (0) 2008-06-09 7:23
I am more attracted by all the different ornaments and the interesting colours. Good POV to view through, include the building and some people. Good clarity.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
izmirli (3989) 2008-06-09 8:01
merhaba dear chris
very nice picture.wonderful interesting building and composition.excellent light and colours.well done.
NMaverick (0) 2008-06-09 9:23
Hi Chris, nice afternoon shot with the red columns and their decorations above.
Useful note and information.
japiey (10163) 2008-06-09 10:45
Fantastic capture with divine tones...
The lights add the delight.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-06-09 12:40
I'm not sure but...maybe a wider view? Anyway the colours are brilliant!
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2008-06-10 0:55
Beautiful picture! Very interesting buildings and structure. Well done.
carper (96) 2008-06-10 4:05
I go for this one Chris,
it's a fine image from a very famous palace, good pov, fine looking through, good composition, good photojob and note, have a nice day.
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-06-10 8:41
Hello Chris. Super sharp image in strong contrasting color captured here. The detail of the architecture and graphics are well captured in pleasant exposure. Well done and best regards. Jusni
Emile (20352) 2008-06-11 12:41
Beautiful gate captured through a diagonal POV with very good perspective, nice colorful composition, very good sharpness and great details. Wonderful shot.
mumek (20202) 2008-06-22 18:33
Good evening Chris!
Excellent capture of the Summer Palace entrance gate. Lovely colours of the ornaments and sharp details.Thanks for informative note
serp2000 (44007) 2012-02-19 9:03
Ni hao, Chris,
I was here in 2007 too. Attractive composition, perfect sharpness. I like your POV and very nice BG as a result.