Taiyuan is the capital city of Shanxi Province with a population of 3,413,800 (2004).
"Taiyuan is an ancient capital, constructed by Zhaojianzi (趙簡子/赵简子) in ca. 500 BC, named Jinyang (晉陽/晋阳). It was renamed Taiyuan in the Qin Dynasty. Several Kings came from this city, therefore the other name of the city is "Dragon City". Also, Taiyuan is known for its Liuxiang shopping district and the construction of parks and recreational areas on both sides of the Fen River that are specifically praised by the UN Environmental Programme for their role in the improvement in the environmental condition of Taiyuan. Taiyuan's environmental improvement project is being copied in many other Chinese cities and urban areas around the world"
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fayeulle (27827) 2007-09-08 0:43
Amazing ! I know this place in this industrial city. I worked here 2 years ago...
pablominto (53746) 2007-09-08 1:06
A colourful place!
Good point of view gives fine lines and a good feeling of depth in the composition...
I suppose the "things" are parts of a fountain system, hehehe!
Gerrit (52097) 2007-09-08 4:07
interesting combi of these strange atrificial trees and this curious statue.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-09-08 4:14
strange modern art in the city !
This is a beautifull composition.
riclopes (35577) 2007-09-08 4:21
Olá Chris, these artificial trees are quite familiar to me and I remember seeing them everywhere, when I travelled in China. They sure add a nice graphism during the day. Good diagonal in a colorful composition and lovely blue sky. The reflections are attractive too and I wonder if you could step back a bit to have more water in the composition.
snunney (101674) 2007-09-08 4:34
A pleasing shot of city life in contemporary China. A good pov on this interesting statue with excellent colours and clarity.
jrj (34843) 2007-09-08 6:29
Well made compo chris with a lot of contrasting details. The lov pov good for the total impression of the apparently very monumental piece of art in the middle of the water
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-09-08 6:32
Very nice composition and great colours,interesting place.Nice POV here...
P-S-I-G (25536) 2007-09-08 7:37
very well composed with this elements of the fountain.
Sharp and colourful.
syd1946 (18663) 2007-09-08 9:00
A lot of colors in this composition,even to the reflections!
I find also interesting the piece of art and your informative note about the "Dragon City"...
Wishes for the weekend,
UnTrained (0) 2007-09-08 9:04
a colourful capture and the white statue just in that colours is an appealing contrast. Good POV and angel to achieve depth.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Paolo (41222) 2007-09-08 9:16
Hi Chris, beautiful image, colorufl and with unusual subjects close to the statues.
good quality and exposure.
keribar (43841) 2007-09-08 10:09
Always amazed with your classical pictures, you must be some kind of a Guinness Book record because you keep using my old camera the Pentax Me Super.
I like the diagonal here, this is my way of takinng these pictures too.
I wish you a happy week-end - Izzet
berek (50504) 2007-09-09 22:38
nice place from China . good point of view and clear picture. thanks for you sharing.
utkue (3420) 2007-09-14 4:00
Very beautiful capture and very good composition.
Reflection, colours and sunlight are wonderfull in this photograph.
Best regards from Ankara and have a nice weekend.
Emile (20352) 2007-09-23 12:38
Interesting composition with the modern statue in the middle of the fountain and the three metal poles, good colors and DOF. A very good daily life shot of Taiyuan.
Well done. TFS.
jhm (155276) 2007-09-25 4:08
Very nice combinatie with statue and light poles also a good point of view gives fine lines and a good feeling of depth in the composition. Thans for sharing.
Have a nice day,
Matthew-Watt (5934) 2007-12-28 18:58
I enjoy this photo. The dandelion shaped fountain heads are reminiscent of a similar fountain in Kings Cross, Sydney. I like the predominant Red/Blue/Green contrasts and the manner they are reflected in the still waters. If it were not for the large Chinese characters in the background, I would not have picked this as China; it has more of a European feel to it. Thank you for posting this one. Happy New Year.