'Gulangyu' is pronounced locally as 'goo_lang_yee'. Why, I don't know. It's the old colonial enclave, on an island off the coast of the large town of Xiamen, which was 1 of 4 concession treaty ports open to trade after the opium wars in the 19th century.
There are no cars on the island, which makes walking around the town a delight.
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supereira (9576) 2005-03-17 5:55
I like the composition and point of view.Very good colors and contrasts.I like the sharpness and the light.I like the detail of the persons.Well done!
Zepi (22848) 2005-03-17 5:57
Belle composition urbain!
Mais,ça penche un petit peu beacoup à mon goût.
J'aime par contre les couleurs et le mouvement des gens!
Pas ta meilleure image!
jhm (152902) 2005-03-17 7:40
A wonderful daily life picture, also very colourful and without cars! Have to pleasure are, the building on the angle with left and on the right excellent depth.
Well seen Chris!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-03-17 9:45
interesting shot here Chris, the roads dont really look Chinese here, but I liek the fork in the road, well shot
aloyho (6798) 2005-03-17 10:12
It is interesting to be able to see both sides of the building at the same time. Well selected POV and the cable does help to bring our attention to the interesting building. Menarik sekali!!
weswang (18223) 2005-03-17 11:22
Hi Chris, Thanks for positing this photo. I have been trying to go to there. But I never made it. The name of this island means the ocean waves to the island made the sound like beating drums.
An excellent POV to enable us see the deep of the street as well as highlight of the shops. The contrast and the colors are great. A nice shot.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-03-17 13:35
Good shooting angle at this triangular crossing, Chris, affording a nice view to this attention-drawing colorful building in the center. The pedestrians provide a nice lively element. The whole scene leans quite a bit to the right though (I'd expect the verticals in the center of the frame to be vertical).
avigur_11 (22099) 2005-03-17 15:54
A very nice street shot, Chris. The colors and the human activity transfers the feeling of a live city and a very pleasant place. I like this red corner shop. I think that you should crop the a/c on the right, it spoils the "old times" image. Very nice shot, Chris, and a very good POV.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-03-17 20:03
I like the colors in this nice wideangle view,Chris!Good compo that gives the view in both streets.A crisp and clear image and again a very good scan-job!
bpelvan (3798) 2005-03-17 21:51
I see you managed very well the hard light here. With the good chosen angle both alleys seen very well. Very colorful, bright and sharp image. The only point I hate is the cables flying in the air which is same all around the world.
Good job and thanks for sharing...
(by the way I added a WS)
papagolf21 (101930) 2005-03-18 3:25
Je prends cette image au premier degré (c'est-à-dire comme une photo reportage et de l'intérêt porté à ce pays), et non pas comme une composition qui se voudrait raffinée !
C'est une photo sans fard qui relate la vie de tous les jours et l'architecture environnante.
mumek (20202) 2005-03-18 5:02
Very interesting architecture from Gulangyu.
Nice street scene with walking people without cars.Must be very clean environment. Very well seen and done
elihesamian (26149) 2005-03-19 16:25
And you walked and walked and took a lot of shots when you didn't find a car:)!
Well captured with a multi perspective,details are great,and colors are real and fine,I like this daily life work that you show us,and warm colors in it shows a nice element for represents of Life in the place,Thanks for posting it,Chris!
ikeharel (71407) 2015-08-01 0:44
A town with no cars, how nice, Chris.
Taken with two sides alleys shown in good depth to both sides. The shining red painted store on the corner building is an attractive point of interest.
People made this vibrant and vivid scene.
Enjoy a nice weekend,