The old Astor Hotel, constructed during the British colonial era, early last century. This foreign concession area in Tianjin is now protected, & was a pleasant stroll, devoid of all but 2 other tourists I saw.
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horatiuTT (4570) 2008-02-07 0:28
superb place...excellent angle to show it.Marvelous tones and
colors,and an interesting approach with this high exposure.
Have a wonderful day.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-02-07 0:34
Marvelous colours and tones in this very nice picture.
Excellent POV and interesting diagonal effect.
Thanks for sharing ane greetings
Budapestman (82620) 2008-02-07 1:55
Fascinating atmosphere with beautiful colours, I like the attractive park and the spectacular perspective, light is superb. Very well done! Have a nice day
snunney (105705) 2008-02-07 2:00
Yes, I'm afraid the British got virtually everywhere before the Empire finally disappeared after the Second World War ;-) It is interesting to see this colonial architecture being preserved for posterity. Good point of view and excellent clarity. Thanks for sharing.
TopGeo (38216) 2008-02-07 2:08
Hi Chris! excellent Hotel shot! The flowers the environment and square with the Hotel in the background create a total that has photographic interest and for this you praise to also you send my greetings
UnTrained (0) 2008-02-07 2:18
nice red and green composition with good diagonal lines. The light was a challenge I assume watching the sky and dark shadow at the tree. Good sharpness and colours.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
hay_kes (31439) 2008-02-07 4:38
Very beautiful POV and colorful image.Excellent compo.TFS.
Cormac (26565) 2008-02-07 8:28
Very interesting to see this place. It looks extremely European, and yet it is in a Chinese city. It's good to hear that they have preserved this so it will stay that way, as historical places in China seem to be disappearing fast. Thanks for sharing!
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-02-07 14:29
I like the contrast of the colours of the flowers with the building. It's nice.
Wahclellaspirit (4105) 2008-02-07 23:17
A pleasant walkway entrance into the grounds of the hotel. The gardens are well manicured and find oneself to sit and relax amongst the greenery.
A slight bit overexposed, but well presented in all aspects. Is the hotel really pink or red?
jhm (159100) 2008-02-08 1:06
This is wonderful and very good perspective and depth image.
Colourful in foreground with the fantastic flowers very attractive for visitors, I would me here very good feeling.
Also it astor hotel in background gives a good feeling and all so very quiet, formidable, where are all this peoples!
Thanks for sharing.