My hometown Taishun, China
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!
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.
Thanks for the tour. I really like those covered bridges.
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.
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
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.
French living in China,
Nikon D200 (tamron 17-50 / SB600)
'Quantity has a Quality all of it's own.....'
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.
marion aka OTD one of those Duc Klub people.
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
with the exception of the farmer who would go in this Gallery
If interested send to me at
Please send a little information on each photo if you would.
marion aka OTD one of those Duc Klub people.
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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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I am very happy for you to critique or pp my images.
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.
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.
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!!!
Sony R1 & H5 - All CC & PP welcome...always learning!
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,
Favorite slogan: Photographers take pictures, not cameras.
I have come to your site late so don't know if you are still active.
I will drive to Wenzhou tomorrow for 3 days to visit the bridges and you have been very informative.
May I call you for details and if you are still in Wenzhou perhaps a chat over coffee tomorrow evening.(Sat 4Oct.)
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