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Age before beauty

Posted by
shoti (somewhere in, China) on 23 November 2009 in Architecture.

Bell tower of Xi'an

Ancient Chinese people used to hit the bells here at dawn, marking the beginning of a new day, whereas the drums in Drum tower are struck to signify the end of the day. Ancient Xi'an used to be the capital of China, the political center of China. Now, it serves as one of the most important historical, cultural cities of China.

*I was a bit too busy last week so sorry if I haven't replied on your pages :)

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k@ from Paris, France

One still and majestuous here for centuries (and yet looking like a spaceship in your merry light), the other in great speed rushing out in a fraction of a sec, both in a festive night palette. A story of Time & Beauty, indeed*

23 Nov 2009 5:57am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Hmm... I would say that you should have tone down the light of the screen on the right (just personal choice). The shot of the architecture is beautiful.

23 Nov 2009 7:34am

@Xerophytes: oh yea, should've noticed that. thanks for pointing out sir :)

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Ganda ng ilaw dun sa building. maganda siguro kung medyo diniliman mo ng onti yung malaking tv sa right side. pero ok yung perspective. ayos toh ah. parang ancient treasure sa gitna ng modern city. nice!

23 Nov 2009 8:08am

@Fred: hehe agaw pansin ba un? sige nxt time ayusin ko na ;) tenks!

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

SUPERB color and light!!!

23 Nov 2009 12:02pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super foto. Colors and light , and that motion are fantastic !

23 Nov 2009 3:09pm

Don from spokane, United States

A beautiful image with fine color and detail. I enjoyed the explanation of the bells and drums. Nice post.

23 Nov 2009 3:52pm

mo.langel from Switzerland

Wow! Superb colors and light! Beautiful night capture!

23 Nov 2009 7:39pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

a palette of lovely colors for a very nice night shot.

23 Nov 2009 8:52pm