Tag: china

Sep 4, 2013

China’s Cliffside Plank Path Will Give you Goose Bumps

China’s Cliffside Plank Path Will Give you Goose Bumps

Photograph by Harry Alverson Hua Shan is a mountain located near the city of Huayin in Shaanxi province, about 120 kilometres (75 mi) east of Xi’an. It is one of China’s Five Great Mountains and has a long history of religious significance. Hua Shan is classified as having five main peaks, of which the…

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Aug 7, 2013

Homemade Chairs on the Streets of China

Homemade Chairs on the Streets of China

Photograph by Michael Wolf Born in Germany and raised in the United States, Europe, and Canada; Michael Wolf began his career as a photojournalist, spending eight years working in Hong Kong for the German magazine Stern. After many years in the industry, Wolf quit photojournalism in the early 2000s, focusing strictly on fine-art photography…

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Jul 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: Above the Clouds

Picture of the Day: Above the Clouds

ABOVE THE CLOUDS Photograph by Jonathan Kos-Read In this breathtaking black and white photograph by Jonathan Kos-Read, we see a lone man looking out upon a sea of clouds. To really appreciate this photo, check out the full-size (4217 x 1797) version here. In the photo’s description, Kos-Read remarks that the shot…

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Apr 30, 2013

The Painted Landscapes of China Danxia

The Painted Landscapes of China Danxia

China Danxia is a UNSECO World Heritage Site and the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds influenced by endogenous forces (including uplift) and exogenous forces (including weathering and erosion). The inscribed site comprises six areas found in the sub-tropical zone of south-west China. They are characterized by…

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Apr 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sky Cranes

Picture of the Day: Sky Cranes

SKY CRANES Photograph by Jakob Montrasio | jakob.montrasio.net In this beautiful HDR image by Jakob Montrasio, we see the Chinese Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters under construction in April of 2008. At least five cranes can be spotted, soaring high above the ground below. The CCTV Headquarters is a 234 m (768 ft),…

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Mar 8, 2013

Painter Turns Tree Holes into Works of Art

Painter Turns Tree Holes into Works of Art

In the city of Shijiazhuang, China, an artist has brought smiles to pedestrians by painting drab tree holes and turning them into works of art. Since February, over eleven tree trunks on Jiuzhong Street have become the canvas for aspiring 23 year-old art student, Wang Yue. Each piece takes Wang about two hours to…

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Jan 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Nature Overtakes the Great Wall

Picture of the Day: Nature Overtakes the Great Wall

Nature Overtakes the Great Wall Photograph by Trey Ratlcliff @ StuckInCustoms.com Travel photographer Trey Ratcliff took this incredible photograph that shows nature slowly overgrowing a section of the Great Wall of China. Trey says it was in the northern part of the wall, about a half-mile hike from a resort called ‘Commune…

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