The markets, outside the Grand Mosque of Xian, a city on the old Silk Road, to the Middle East. From Wikipedia:
"The majority of Xi'an residents are Han Chinese, which make up 99.1% of the city's total population. There are around 81,500 ethnic minorities living in Xi'an, including 50,000 Muslim Hui people, many of them concentrated in the famous Muslim quarter, which is also home to the beautiful 1,360 year old Great Mosque of Xi'an."
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siolaw (38292) 2008-01-04 1:15
A good shot a market life with dull sky nicely covered by the umbrellas that gives a nice tinge to the scene. I like the perspective of the stalls along the market road, with shatrp details.
TopGeo (38216) 2008-01-04 1:25
Hi chris good morning! I like the scenes from the parts that you you visited you jealous that you can go there, Beautiful picture and colour and clean reception, good the briefing that it is a point near in the famous Temple,,
Budapestman (82620) 2008-01-04 1:31
Splendid daily life shot with full of life details. The composition is very attractive, colours are vivid. Very well done! Have a nice weekend
Philippe (11836) 2008-01-04 1:33
Hi, Chris. The perspective is very good here with the parasols lining the market street. The parasols also add a nice colourful touch to the picture while the customers add life to the scene.
mehmetemin (7231) 2008-01-04 1:41
Amazing color, great capture... color, light is perfect
pastadog (13111) 2008-01-04 2:14
Hi Chris, an effective POV to catch this market, especially those unusual umbrellas in nice colors and shapes; excellent depth, cheers :) Daniel
macondo (18689) 2008-01-04 2:40
Very nice colours and pleasing perspective in this one. The umbrellas really add something to this detailed daily life scene, and I found the notes interesting.
snunney (90728) 2008-01-04 3:37
A good capture of this colourful and lively market scene. I like the diagonal positioning of the street and the view down between the stalls with their parasols. Very good tones and clarity.
UnTrained (0) 2008-01-04 4:02
superb details in that light conditions, well managed exposure. The POV adds interest and depth and all those colours on and under the umbrellas are marvelous. Very nice daily life scene.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
PixelTerror (0) 2008-01-04 4:07
It looks as rainy as here today, but this street market perspective with no gwailo in sight is far more exotic...
Happy New Year ! JY
carper (96) 2008-01-04 4:17
very nice shot here Chris,
good perspective and fine details, interesting shot and good colours, fine photojob, have a nice day.
paura (47184) 2008-01-04 5:44
Interesting and beautiful Daily Life Shot. The dep as the pov are very nice. Very well done.
Cormac (26563) 2008-01-04 8:34
Nice to see some pictures of Xian being posted - it's one of those cities that you see on the map but you can't really remember anything about it because it is less famous than Beijing or Hong Kong and therefore there are fewer pictures of it. Those bright red and green umbrellas really make a big difference in the photo as they really bring this to life. Nicely done!
danyy (0) 2008-01-04 8:49
dans ces pays où on parle de forte population, je suis étonné de voir tant de photos où la foule est absente, les marchés en Belgique, par exemple, sont toujours bondés.
J'aime beaucou les couleurs ici et ls lumières cette fois sont parfaites.
Graal (100516) 2008-01-04 23:56
good reportage, an interesting market, nice perspective and colours. Good shot. I like it.
Cricri (112037) 2008-01-05 10:30
Belle image du marché avec les parapluies de couleurs, c'est original et accueillant, bon POV et couleurs, compliment
Have a nice weekend for you
emka (87458) 2008-01-05 14:52
Nice view of the Xian Muslim market. Those umbrellas look very interesting and add a lot of colour. I liked this district very much. The old houses, a bit like hutongs in Beijing, some mosques (not only the Great one)muslim restaurants and of course the market and the people there. Thanks for sharing
keribar (43841) 2008-01-06 10:57
I know well this place and I was pleased to discover a picture of the Muslim quarter of Xian in your gallery. Good decision to include the colorful tents in the foreground ... A simple but most effective view of China today -` cheers - Izzet