While we were not too sure that WuYuan is the most beautiful village in China, while there, we have seen buildings of great architectural and historical value.
They are so delicate and vividly show so much of life.
Understand in the Cultural revolution, they were covered up with mud, to prevent people damaging them.
This village was not readily accessible in older times, this has helped to preserve the carvings.Things, however, are changing – a high speed rail is being built to reach the area nearby.
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I like the houses at Dubrovnik – all of them having terracotta roofs, quite uniform albeit a bit cluttered together.
For reasons unknown to me, they were not rebuilt.
One photo shows the close up view while the other one gives a general idea of the setting.
Please enjoy 🙂
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They are local examples.
I may go back some other time and see whether the plants have taken all over.
I like the architecture in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
They reflected their achievement when it was as busy and famous as Venice, just across the sea.
There are so many things in the buildings I like – the windows, the texture of the walls, their neat lines and features.
How many years can a mountain exist
before it is washed to the sea?
These are the familiar lyrics from Peter, Paul and Mary’s Blowing in the Wind.
Here are some 3 photos taken by CP, they show buildings in Hong Kong built near to the sea – buildings subject to the natural environment – wind, waves and accelerated corrosion due to the proximity of sea water.
Maybe, tomorrow will come a 1 in 200 years typhoon and waves will shoot up the air, maybe, just maybe . . . . . . .
But right now the people in these coastal houses are enjoying their sea view, enduring the inconvenience of transportation etc.
So, how many years can these buildings exist?
The answer is blowing in the wind, my friend, the answer is blowing in the wind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .