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North City Gate

Zhengding ancient city was once surrounded by two layers of walls – the inner and outer walls. While these have mostly been destroyed (most significantly during the Japanese occupation) some traces of the original structures do remain. 144 more words



The challenge for Thursday’s Special this week was to look at the same scene in landscape and portrait orientation.

This is a pedestrian path leading to the city gate of Qufu, Shandong Province, China. 127 more words

Snapshots From A Happy Life

Gengenbach City Gate

@ Gengenbach, Germany

November 2016

The city gate for the German town of Gengenbach.   Sony RX-100, processed with Aperture.


Nanjing - Zhonghua Gate

At over 600 years old, this gate is a pretty impressive sight. It is actually a series of four gates which formed the main route through the Ming dynasty city wall – this set-up providing greater protection from enemies. 144 more words


Suzhou - Ancient City Gate

Like many ancient Chinese cities, Suzhou was once surrounded by a city wall. Sadly most of it has since been destroyed, however there are a few odd gates remaining around the city. 158 more words


The Panmen scenic area

2017 has not had a great start if we think about air pollution. The PM2.5 index has been over 150 (unhealthy) every day for now. Sigh, this is winter in China. 364 more words


Changes in City Gate

Another piece of Valletta is about to be improved.

The scruffy, shanty-town collection of kiosks and bus ticket offices circling the perimeter of the former bus terminus which converges into the bridge crossing the dry moat to City Gate have already been closed down to be demolished to make space for a pedestrianized, tree lined plaza focused round Vincenzo Apap’s bronze masterpiece, the Tritons Fountain which is also set to be returned to its former operating glory. 869 more words