Lijiang Old Town is also known as the Town of Dayanzhen (Big Ink Slab) due to the local blue stone that are used to pave the narrow streets. It is well preserved and reflects the rich and colourful culture of the Naxi minority group. Covering an area of 3.9 sq km or 912 acres this is the only old town that is not protected by a town wall and a network of aqueduct distributes clean water from Heilongtan (Black Dragon Pool) to its inhabitants.
In 1997 this town was listed as World’s Relics by UNESCO.
In WS you can see the same scene taken at night giving a completely different atmosphere with all the lighted red lanterns and the crowd of tourists.
My previous post The Pub was taken here and it is located on the left side of this stream just beyond the bridge.
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cargus (6456) 2012-02-24 22:50
Interesting idea,a very nice place , especillay an excellent shot with a perfect composition, magnificent colors, clear and bright..well done.!!
All the best,
jjcordier (62328) 2012-02-24 22:53
Une photo bien composée pour nous présenter cet intéressant village aussi animée la nuit que le jour.
emka (58140) 2012-02-24 23:14
Nice photo from the most beauitiful (INHO) from the Chinese towns. Pleasant shot.
GiovanniG (1619) 2012-02-25 1:46
Wonderful capture! It has beautiful colors and great clarity. The PV and aspect ratio you selected is superb. The DOF is great and it has good perspective. Bravo!!
A warm hello from,
jhm (122444) 2012-02-27 3:49
This is indeed a well preserved village.
We see a lot happy people enjoy of the nice environment.
Nice depth and perspective picture this through your nice choice of your angle.
Excellent composed and nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
ChrisJ (86862) 2012-02-28 4:14
I have been here years ago & for sure it is one of the nicest towns in China. I am missing a little sharpness. Wonderful curving canal that adds perspective & the repetition of the dragon heads is nice. The people add scale. Tfs!
batalay (32860) 2012-02-28 16:09
Although the resolution is a bit soft, the composition and subject are so good, that on the whole it is a very good photo. The exotic subject, the slice of life scene, the colors... all collaborate to make it so.
sandpiper (6003) 2012-09-14 5:09
Superb composition and framing, great elements. A really wonderful scene
- Copyright: Aloysius Ho (aloyho) (6705)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: SONY Alpha A350 Digital SLR, SONY 3.5 - 6.3 / 18 - 250mm, Vitacon 62mm UV
- Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-24 21:50