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Located in the south of Hubei, known as "the South Gate of Hubei", Xianning has great renown for “Chibi old haunt of the Three Kingdoms, inland nuclear power city”, which has great advantages of its "mountain", "water" "geography","location","culture","scenery","energy"and the trend of development. Xianning is a suitable place to do ...[more]
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Xianning City, attached to Hubei Province, known as “the southern gateway to Hubei”, is famous for sweet-scented os... [more]
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Lying in the southeast of Hubei Province, along the south bank of the Yangtze River, and at the junction of Hunan, Hu... [more]
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 Despite the late administrative construction of Xianning (prefecture-level city), the counties and urban districts under its administration all have a long history. The territory of today’s Xianning belonged to Jing Chu in the Xia and Shang Dynasties ( about 2200-1100 BC), Nan County in the Qin Dynasty(221-206 BC ), [more]
Charming teahouse
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 07-07-01
 
 
①  Patio
 

Mansion gate
 

Time
 

Look over the shoulder and smile
 

Curiosity
 

Children in the old mansion
 

Deep courtyard
  

There is an old saying -- to see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower. Life is the precipitation of mixed feelings. The old mansion is combed by the wind and washed by the rain, and it has witnessed the history, leaving us shocked even when the decorations and makeup is washed away.

Just in summer, trees outside the house are in a lush, glistening with green light. When the sunshine sheds its liquid light, the shade and the wind compose a melody of light and shadow, making the old house beside more unscrupulous.

   You will never feel satisfied while photographing such beautiful scenery, and you will discovery another kind of beauty from a different angle. The old mansion is just like a pair of pretty eyes, and you find you have been lost in her charming looks when concentrating on capturing her eyes.

Walking into the old dwelling, you will be edified by folklore culture. What makes us warm is the most ordinary details in life: the baby’s suckling milk in its young mother’s arms; little girls in the village watching the lens with curiosity and shyness in their eyes; the old either with a cane in the lane, or sitting on the threshold and chatting with their neighbors, and more often, they just sit there alone and enjoy the leisure, letting the sun slant westward and swallow the old mansion in the residual light; those simple villagers grinning amiably at the tourists, and welcoming them to their old mansion to take photos of whatever they like with a repeated gesture showing their friendliness.

   Rustic and agile, the charm of the teahouse was not only like the ever-lasting youth, but also like a pool of quiet and pure water. It disrupts and captures your mood of exploring……

(Pictures in this edition from Xianning News;  Photograph by Loafing to survive and Wenjian (net names) ;Articles by Du Peiqing)


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