A 'Papagolfade', today. This old Anglican church, in Tianjin, was built in the British foreign concession area, in 1905. The Roman Catholic Church was less fortunate, & was destroyed in the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901). There are some high rise buildings at right, looming up through the post industrial smog.
The Church is no longer in use, but protected from the wrecker's ball, in this historic precinct of TJ.
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snunney (84971) 2008-02-04 5:19
A good capture of this old church that must have looked very impressive in its heyday. The tones and detail are well caught with good contrast between stone and vegetation. Thanks for sharing.
Paolo (41222) 2008-02-04 5:31
Hi Chris, beautiful picture with the old church of Tianjin.
excellent POV, good quality and good light too.
cbrman (21645) 2008-02-04 7:13
Etonnant style pour cette église située en Chine ! On a pas l'habitude de voir ce genre d'architecture ! De plus, elle semble bien abimée !
Tu as choisi un bon point de vue car on peut en voir une grande partie ! Bien qu'un peu forcée, la netteté est excellente !
Bien vu !
Cricri (107330) 2008-02-04 7:35
Trés particuliére les formes de cette vielle église, vestige du passé, un contraste avec les immeuble moderne sur le coin droit de l'image, belle lumiére et couleurs, compliment
Have a nice day for you
Gustaw (21670) 2008-02-04 9:11
Hi, my friend!
Today China! Very interesting churhe, very interesting architecture, good composition. I like your idea. Nice natura I see. Well done.
maglex (1980) 2008-02-04 9:17
This is a good post Chris, very informative. Thought its somewhere in the UK and voila! in Tianjin. Thanks for sharing...
xavshot (69835) 2008-02-04 11:32
un joli cadrage pour nous présenter cette architecture originale. j'aime beaucoup les couleurs et l'ambiance de la compo.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-02-04 13:09
Excellent view. I like the contrast with the newer buildings on the left.
MLINES (12516) 2008-02-04 13:47
Hi Chris. You show a lot of unexpected and interesting places and this is one of those. I like it as it is not surrounded by fences to keep people away and the style of building is a classic from medieval times by the look of it. A very good composition. TFS. Murray.
Wahclellaspirit (3961) 2008-02-04 20:01
A great shot, minus the newer buildings to the right.
This does appear to be like many French Churches that I have seen. It appears to be in remarkable condition for its age and not having been repaired.
Good shot and TFS...
UnTrained (0) 2008-02-04 22:56
seems to be a mixture of Angkor Wat and a castle by this state of a "ruin" with the trees. I like the angle and the mixture with the buildings behind. Good texture on the "used" walls.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
danyy (0) 2008-02-04 23:35
un peu en ruines cette papagolfade.
De belles lumières bien dosées ici et une photo très nette.
Dommage pour ces bâtiments plus modernes derrière.
Silvio1953 (123643) 2008-02-05 5:49
Hi Chris, lovely view of fascinating church with splendid great tree, excellent composition, very well done, ciao Silvio
knerkowski (1472) 2008-02-05 8:57
Unusual Chinese picture. i wouldn't have said that you took it there.
Good sharpness and colors
Thanks for sharing and giving us to discover China
TopGeo (38204) 2008-02-06 6:46
Hi Chris! I like the picture from the interesting this R.C. Church, Anglican!! Me make impression for that it exists there! Amazing architectural and good arrest of gunfire and idea of presentation
jrj (34841) 2008-02-06 7:44
Quite interesting Chris. The placement by the modern buildings in the 'post industrial smog'..
Not so well preserved - but still there - absolute interesting. Good scanner work here too..
vincz (19113) 2008-02-06 10:19
Very starnge to see an anglican church there. The last thing I would expect. You got great colors and textures on the walls. I like the composition with the tree.
mrcrow (3993) 2008-02-07 7:58
an unusual and age-ing building
a memorial to the changing times and lucky breaks
good viewpoint shows some camouflaging vegetation and sets off the tones of the brickwork
Angshu (55936) 2008-02-11 2:55
The church is being taken over by the elements. Well framed with the tree on the left. We see modern apartment blocks on the right. Good colours & a very nice picture.
mumek (20202) 2008-02-12 3:10
Good morning Chris!
Thanks for very interesting and informative note about this beauty. Great capture of the church , good sharp architectural details. Very well seen and done