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lotus standing out through a frozen lake  
   

lotus standing out through a frozen lake

Summer Palace - Beijing

December 20th 2010
Seven hours at The Summer Palace - new Beijing old Peking. An entire day of changing Winter light A tree with bark rubbed as smooth as a banister rail in an old Tibetan temple. old lotus flower stems sticking out of a frozen lake, dried lotus heads resting on the surface low winter light beams across floors, through latticed windows and in between trees Calmness A shadow leaving ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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