Saturday, November 19, 2011

The letter X - Xi'an

On the City Wall in Xi'an. This wall is one of the best preserved city walls in China. It was founded during the Tangdynastin (618-907). It is 12 meters high and 12 meters wide, surrounding the old town. It has four majestic gates, Anyuan (harmony) in the north, Changle (eternal happiness) in the east, Yongning (eternal peace) in the south and Anding (harmony and peace) in the west. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice! // Barry

BobbieCoughlin said...

An eXotic take on the theme. Thank you for the discussion that places the photo in context. The picture does impart the flavor of the place.

Jacki said...

I am enjoying your holiday pics, I think China would be a fabulous place to visit, pity about the smog there though.

gerberbaby1 said...

Very nicely balanced street scene.

Lois said...

Love the China scene and the commentary.