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These 明朝Ming (1368-1644) and 清朝Qing (1644-1911) dynasty interiors are mostly from the folk residences of 安徽Anhui's well-know villages such as 西递Xidi, 宏村Hongcun, 南屏Nanping, and 关麓Guanlu.

NEW -- July 21, 2010

The beautiful city of Suzhou crisscrossed with narrow water canals

Category: 建筑Architecture

明清室内建设图片Ming and Qing dynasty Interiors Pictures

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  • Picture of 潞锚麓氓 Hongcun Village

    A wood-walled interior.

  • Picture of 潞锚麓氓 Hongcun Village

    The interior of 鲁脨脰戮脤脙 Chengzhitang, one of the main buildings of the village.

  • Picture of 潞锚麓氓 Hongcun Village

    The interior of 鲁脨脰戮脤脙 Chengzhitang, one of the main buildings of the village.

  • Picture of 鹿脴脗麓 Guanlu village
  • Picture of 潞锚麓氓 Hongcun Village

    Interor of 脛脧潞镁脢茅脭潞 Nanhu school.

  • Picture of 潞锚麓氓 Hongcun Village

    Interor of 脛脧潞镁脢茅脭潞 Nanhu school.

  • Picture of 潞锚麓氓 Hongcun Village

    Interor of 脛脧潞镁脢茅脭潞 Nanhu school. I am not sure the figure in the painting is 驴脳路貌脳脫 Kong Fuzi (Confucious) or the Song Neo-Confucianist philosopher 脰矛矛盲 Zhu Xi.

  • Picture of 鹿脴脗麓 Guanlu village
  • Picture of 脛脧脝脕 Nanping village
  • Picture of 脛脧脝脕 Nanping village
  • Picture of 潞锚麓氓 Hongcun Village

    local children.

  • Picture of 鹿脴脗麓 Guanlu village
  • Picture of 脛脧脝脕 Nanping village
  • Picture of 脛脧脝脕 Nanping village
  • Picture of 脛脧脝脕 Nanping village
  • Picture of 脛脧脝脕 Nanping village
  • Picture of 脛脧脝脕 Nanping village
  • Picture of 露脣脙脜 Duanmen (Duan Gate)

    露脣脙脜Duan Gate is the gate after 脤矛掳虏脙脜Tiananmen and before the 脦莽脙脜Wumen(The Meridian Gate). What you see here is the freshly repainted colorful decorations on its hallway.

  • Picture of 鹿脢鹿卢--脥貌麓潞脥陇 Gugong(The Palace Museum)-- Longevity Pavillion

    The brilliant dome-shaped interior of the pavillion.

  • Picture of 鹿脴脗麓 Guanlu village
  • Picture of 鹿脴脗麓 Guanlu village
  • Picture of 鹿脴脗麓 Guanlu village
  • Picture of 潞锚麓氓 Hongcun Village

    Most old residences have an openning on the roof to allow water and sunlight into the interior. This is characteristic of Hui architecture in the area.

  • Picture of 脦梅碌脻 Xidi

    More wood carvings. Because of the wealth of the merchants, quality materials and workmanship ensure their survival.

  • Picture of 潞锚麓氓 Hongcun Village
  • Picture of 脦梅碌脻 Xidi

    The post and beam timber construction with finely carved brackets.

  • Picture of 脦梅碌脻 Xidi

    Xidi is well-known for three masteries: stone carving,brick carving, and wood carving. The following phots show a little of what they can do.

  • Picture of 脦梅碌脻 Xidi

    More wood carvings.

  • Picture of 潞锚麓氓 Hongcun Village

    In the past the lanterns must be better-made and properly hung with a more appropiate color string or other methods.

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image of a group of Mongolian gersimage of dunes near Baotou city

Enjoy the wide 希拉穆仁草原Xilamuren grassland, the huge dunes of 响沙湾Xiangshawan, and the ancient Wall of the Qin state in 内蒙古Neimenggu (Inner Mongolia).

image of Jiayuguan fort

嘉峪关Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass) - the lone fort at the edges of the desolate and bare Gobi desert. It is at once both a timeless symbol of human's uncompromising reach and an otherworldly mirage.

上海 shanghai skyline苏州园林 suzhou gardernUygur lady and tourist boat in 天池 Tianchi

Selected pictures from my 3-month travel through China during the summer of 2006.

trucks on the desert road

Pictures I took while on a bus traveling through the sandy deserts of 甘肃Gansu on my way to 嘉峪关Jiayuguan.