Mount Hua (Hua Shan), is one of the "five Sacred Mountains of China".
Mount Hua is located in Shaanxi Province. Hua Shan is the highest of China’s five sacred mountains. It is 120 kilometers east of Xian. It has five peaks that resemble the petals of a flower. The highest peak is 2180 meters (7085 feet).
There are two approaches to Hua Shan. [Chinese proverb: “There is one road and only one road to Hua Shan,” meaning that sometimes the hard way is the only way.] The west entrance involves 10 kilometers of walking on a road before you start climbing.
It is a conglomerate of spectacular granite spires and pinnacles forming one of China's five most sacred mountains.
The presence of shrines, temples and UNESCO-protected heritage and wildlife combine to give a wonderful outdoor experience rare in this part of China, accessible to Xian and Beijing.
The locks attached to climbing chains for good luck. You can have them engraved with your name and the name of your "significant other".
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Malyshev (2522) 2006-10-19 19:34
Great shot,Detay! Wonderful composition and colours! regards! Yuri.
dvlazar (6644) 2006-10-19 19:42
Very nice shot of the locks and mountain. The pieces of cloth adds some splashes of color - and the mountain in the background is a great back drop.
ferna_cl (111) 2006-10-20 0:23
Hola Michel, interesante fotografia, me gusta mucho como incide la luz en los objetos, pienso que le da mucho volumen a los objetos. Saludos.
vincz (19113) 2006-10-20 3:39
Excellent picture with so beautiful colours. The snowy blurred background is perfect. Congratulations!
veve (4189) 2006-10-20 13:16
Good composition with locks and the mountain in the background!Good details and focus!
albertopiubello (2623) 2006-10-23 18:49
your composition and note are really interesting!
I didn't know this tradition about locks.
Very good details in your shot.
tifah (836) 2006-11-28 2:01
What an interesting note you attached with your photo. The locks almost become like a piece of sculpted art. the symbolism is great in this image, and the colours are effective, thanks.
- Copyright: Michel Detay (mdetay) (4865)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-12-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D100, 17-55mm f/2.8
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-19 19:29