The Heart of China

Vibrant sunset over the old walled city gate in Dali, China. Silhouettes of ancient architecture against a blue sky, casting warm hues over the tranquil surroundings.
The Heart of China
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Canon Rebel XSI
Camera Settings
ISO 200 | f/11 | 1/320s
Yunnan, China

About This Piece

In 2011, I explored remote parts of China, marveling at Dali, a 14th-century walled city blending old and new. Traveling beyond, I envisioned the city’s grandeur as newcomers witnessed its impressive architecture.

Dali’s common Chinese features include a curved roof, overhanging eaves, and a protective brick wall reflecting collective culture. Amid trees on a hill, a Buddhist temple incorporates Feng Shui principles, honoring ancient Chinese wisdom with symmetry and curves.

In ‘The Heart of China,’ a historic brick wall and temple overlook a landscape marked by vibrant flowers. Situated in Yunnan, Dali’s trade crossroads and Ming dynasty reconstruction make it a unique tourist attraction for its well-preserved architecture.

Beyond the Old Town lies the renowned Three Pagodas, while within, locals in colorful attire traverse streets. Venturing into the mountainous ranges behind the city, I immersed myself in the Lisu people’s culture, a Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority with a rich history passed through lengthy songs.

This transformative experience shifted my worldview, fostering a commitment to seize every day. Motivated, I pledged to channel all my energy into realizing my dream of exploring the world, capturing moments through photos and stories to share with others.


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