My hometown Taishun, China

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Tjay
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My hometown Taishun, China
Jul 30, 2007

These photos were taken with Sony DSC-H2 except for the last one. Photo #6 through #12 are the world famous and unique Chinese Lounge bridge (link: http://www.langqiao.net/ )! Any comments are welcome!

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Exciting ..
In reply to Tjay, Jul 30, 2007

Wonderful to get these tours to places I'll probably never get to. You've really given us a feel for the place with your good framing. Thanks for the visit, it's much appreciated.
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very nice series!
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Thanks for the tour. I really like those covered bridges.

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Fascinating glimpse
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Welcome to STF. Your shots really give a flavour of where you live. Shandong province?
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Thank you all for looking and comments. Taishun is a remote and beautiful county located in the southern part of Zhejiang Province. The covered bridge, pronounced as langqiao in Chinese, is architecturally significant structure and built in hard woods 400-1,000 years ago. They are listed as the protected structure by the government. The second and third ones are called "Dingbu" in Chinese and are built to help people cross the river in old days. It is also listed as the protected structure by the government.

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In reply to Tjay, Jul 30, 2007

very nice serie
thanks for the visit.

I'm in Nanjing, not that far from Zhejiang
Is it near Wenzhou? i've only got a very very simple map here.
maybe we can meet some day

Tjay wrote:

Thank you all for looking and comments. Taishun is a remote and
beautiful county located in the southern part of Zhejiang Province.
The covered bridge, pronounced as langqiao in Chinese, is
architecturally significant structure and built in hard woods
400-1,000 years ago. They are listed as the protected structure by
the government. The second and third ones are called "Dingbu" in
Chinese and are built to help people cross the river in old days. It
is also listed as the protected structure by the government.

Tjay

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Great pics Tjay. nicely done. nt
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In reply to NicoChina, Jul 30, 2007

Hi NicoChina,

Yes, Taishun is near Wenzhou. In fact, it is the county administered by Wenzhou. Sure, hope to have a chance of meeting you there, too.

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I am especially interested in the last photo.
In reply to Tjay, Jul 30, 2007

I noted there is a lintel in the wall on the left side indicatng there was a doorway or window there at one time.

Do you have any idea of the age of that passageway?

For future refference please limit the number of photos in one post to six or less for the folks who have dial up connections. They would most likely not bother downloading the series and miss some VERY interesting photographs. This could have been broken into three wonderful posts.

Don't get me wrong the series is very good and I am going to look at it again to see what I would like to put in the STF Gallery.
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Photos I would like to post.
In reply to Tjay, Jul 30, 2007

Tjay I would like to put the following photos in the STF Gallery

6 7 9 10 11 & 7 the last two. Size the same as in your post.

They would be placed in this Gallery

http://www.pbase.com/kattslackey/stf_man_made

with the exception of the farmer who would go in this Gallery

http://www.pbase.com/kattslackey/stf_people_active

If interested send to me at

marion@casual-photos.com

Please send a little information on each photo if you would.
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great shots..really interesting (nt)
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These are very interesting shots. So different to where I live. The only thing that looked familiar was the fern-like plant. I would love more information about what you are showing us. Do please post more, with more info about each picture if you have time.

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... Very nice series. Thanks for the tour. Looks like many great photo opportunities there.
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In reply to Kattslackey, Aug 1, 2007

Hi Kattslackey,

Thank you for yuur interest in my photos and comments. Sure, you can post them in your STF gallery. I will send them to you in a couple of days since I am really busy right now.

As to the age of the passageway, I guess it is about 300 years old. I think I have to agree with you that a door used to be located in that lintel area.

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Tjay

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In reply to miranda, Aug 1, 2007

Hi Miranda,

Thank you for your looking, curiosity and comments. I already told a little about the "Dingbu" and the lounge bridges. I need say a few more words about the covered bridges. These bridges are primarily built for people to cross rivers. However, they also serve as the places for people to rest, chat, etc. These bridges are structurally so unique that an international exploration team consisting of the scholars mainly from the Earth Watch, Harvard University and Fudan University (China) investigated the bridges in August last year. The Second International Lounge Bridge Forum will be held in China very soon.

The photo with a buffalo and farmer showed how a paddy field was farmed before rice was planted in the spring. Taishun is a mountainous area where machine farming is impossible. So buffaloes have been trained to plow and have been the most effective tool for farming for hundreds of years.

The last photo of the stone wall is the characteristics and style of old residential buildings. They can last very long time and stones are relative cheap and easy to obtain, too.

Regards,

Tjay

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In reply to Tjay, Aug 4, 2007

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.
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In reply to Tjay, Aug 4, 2007

Very nice shots - well spotted - though I don't know if it was intentional, but a number of the shots are overexposed... (Small suggestion might be to dial it down a bit and use some post processing to bring out the color and details a bit) Thanks for sharing it's very interesting and hope to see more soon!!!
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In reply to Tjay, Aug 4, 2007

Nice pictures, Tjay. Thank! you for such a wonderful tour of your hometown. I like all of your pictures & hope to see many more in the future. Good job!
All the best,
Jim
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